• Continuous Deployment – The Final Step of Continuous Delivery

    Continuous Deployment – The Final Step of Continuous Delivery

    We are almost there.  Agile practice has driven the adoption of continuous build orchestrated by a continuous integration workflow.  Continuous build has led us to continuous test now driven by the continuous delivery pipeline.   The final piece of the puzzle is continuous deployment. Continuous build and continuous deployment have some factors in common.   The build
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  • Defining the Continuous Delivery Tool Chain

    Defining the Continuous Delivery Tool Chain

    Tools for automation With so many tools serving the continuous delivery market, what job each tool does may be unclear. This article explores the roles of IT Automation, Application Release Automation and Test Automation for building out a stronger and broader continuous delivery pipeline. Continuous Delivery is the process of pushing new code up the
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  • “Agile IT” doesn’t mean “Wild Wild West”

    “Agile IT” doesn’t mean “Wild Wild West”

    “IT can’t be nimble and responsive if it has to be consistent, repeatable, and reliable.” Have you heard that?  Have you thought that? The fact is that being consistent, repeatable, and reliable are the keys to IT being nimble and responsive. However, the problem with many IT organizations is they’ve essentially become (or are perceived
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  • Digital Disruption Catching Business Leaders Unprepared

    Digital Disruption Catching Business Leaders Unprepared

    Time for leaders to step up The age of digital disruption is well and truly with us, and it is time for business leaders to step up and take a leadership role. The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an initiative of IMD business school and Cisco, and HR consultancy metaBeratung, have identified four competencies
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