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2013 November

DevOps Culture – Enabling continuous improvement with IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model and Rational Team Concert

In my last post about retrospectives I discussed the way we have been tracking pain points and associated improvement actions to address those pain points. In this post I want to discuss how we’ve taken this even further by using Rational Team Concert to help track our continuous improvement and how we’re using IBM’s DevOps Maturity Model. […]

Using IBM UrbanCode Deploy to improve automated testing

In my last post, I described how we use IBM UrbanCode Deploy to quickly and easily deploy server applications produced by each build.  In this post I will describe how we are using those deployed applications to improve our automated testing and reduce the time it takes to validate the contents of a build. Quality […]

JazzHub visits North Carolina State University

When I was asked if I wanted to help out at a hackathon at North Carolina State University (NCSU), I enthusiastically said, “Yes!”  As a former Wolfpacker myself, I didn’t need to know any of the details of what technology we’d be using or how the event would be run; I was simply thrilled to […]

Planning & Execution from Prototype to Practice

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This is the fourth installment in our blog series describing the transformation of our internal ALM development organization toward a Continuous Delivery model. The previous post was From ‘use what we sell’ to ‘practice what we preach.’ In this series, we describe the motivations behind adoption of a Continuous Delivery model and the many challenges we […]

Using IBM UrbanCode Deploy for deployments

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Our journey towards IBM UrbanCode Deploy Our team has been responsible for the deployment of IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) on production and staging systems since 2007.  On top of the production system known as jazz or, we have 2 staging systems named BLUES and SOUL. We deploy to the staging system weekly, […]

DevOps Culture – Retrospectives and continuous improvement

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In the Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) project we have declared three imperatives for improvement in order to increase our agility with a goal of continuous delivery: culture, process, and tools. Of these three things, culture is, in my opinion, the most difficult thing to change because it’s less tangible than processes and tools and because culture […]