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Beyond the Scrum Team: Delivering "Done" at Scale
In the second webinar in our Summer of Agile series, we're joined by Dave West from Scrum.org for a birthday celebration of sorts.
It is hard to believe, but Scrum was introduced 21 years ago, which means that for most developers, Scrum has existed for their entire working lives. According to Scrum.org, 70% - 90% of Agile teams use Scrum. But, is Scrum a success? Is Scrum itself “done” yet?
In this webinar Dave West, CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org, and Betty Zakheim, VP of Industry Strategy at Tasktop talk about the success of Scrum in the enterprise and techniques that organizations can employ when they have a large IT shop.
Join us for this discussion of the successes and challenges of Scrum at scale, including:
- Scrum.org's Nexus
- how software development teams can deliver "Done" at scale
- how these techniques fit into the broader software delivery lifecycle
SAFe & Requirements Management: Oxymoron or Practical Reality?
In the first installment of our Summer of Agile series, we dive into the practicalities around implementing SAFe with requirements management.
Agile and requirements management aren't exactly a match made in heaven. But, in many industries, there is a practical reality that mandates some successful marriage between true requirements management and Agile. If you are writing surveillances for regulating Wall Street or building the software for a pacemaker or the automated brake system for cars that have to meet standards in different countries, you have to make them work together.
In these cases, you will want to examine three areas to ensure that you can successfully implement requirements management and still operate in a “SAFe” way.
- First, what is your motivation for deciding to do more sophisticated requirements management? Is it purely for compliance or auditability reasons? Or is reusability a big driver?
- Second, what other, non-requirements management tools will be involved in the extended flow necessary to accomplish your final goal? And what role will these tools play?
- Finally, what specific information will be needed by the tools and for what reason?
This webinar will examine these three areas and provide guidance to aid in your implementation of SAFe with requirements management.
Target DevOps Bottlenecks with Connected Lifecycle Data
Transforming your fragmented software development and delivery capability into a highly efficient DevOps machine won’t happen overnight. To deliver customer value faster, you must go on a journey of continuous improvement to connect teams, automate processes and eliminate waste from the value chain. This requires you to:
- Understand your value chain
- Connect the value chain to eliminate waste and establish end-to-end traceability
- Collect and measure end-to-end software delivery metrics
- Target bottlenecks and identify solutions using more focused metrics
Learn how our customers are using connected lifecycle data to guide their enterprise DevOps journeys.
Support Federal Software Development Contracts With End-to-End Traceability
Government IT organizations are under continuous pressure to develop and deliver high-quality applications – at speed, with end-to-end traceability and reporting, on the software development and delivery process. In this webinar partnered with Carahsoft, learn how government agencies and contractors can achieve traceability across the lifecycle and timelier ALM data, allowing for better decision making and planning for the programs. Watch Now >
Scaled DevOps: What's New in Tasktop Sync & Data
Description: Our customers have found our products to be indispensable for scaling their Agile practices. They use Tasktop Sync to flow the artifacts (and their relationships) across systems, knitting together the tools and teams that collaborate using these artifacts. They also use Tasktop Data to create a data warehouse of the activity that these collaborations represent. In our latest release, we’ve added a new style of integration: Gateway capability. Gateway allows a new set of tools, including DevOps automation tools, to participate in the Connected Software Lifecycle. Watch our webinar to see how organizations can now integrate their Scaled Agile practices with their DevOps initiatives, resulting in Scaled DevOps. Watch Now >
Software developer productivity: What we know and how to make it better
Description: Everyone seems to want more software developed and produced faster. Yet simply ramping up the number of individuals able to produce software is not sufficient; it is also important to improve the productivity of the software developers. But, what is software development productivity anyway? When do software developers consider themselves productive? What friction exists in software development that lowers productivity? In this talk, Gail Murphy will discuss recent studies about software development productivity from the eyes of developers and will suggest directions to improve software development productivity based on the daily activities of software developers. This talk includes joint work with T. Fritz (U. Zürich), A. Meyer (U. Zürich) and T. Zimmermann (Microsoft Research). Watch Now
Strong ARM Your Tools
Description: Artifact Relationship Management (ARM) lets you recreate the structure and hierarchy between your ALM tools; creating order instead of chaos. Have a parent-child relationship on one side? ARM allows you to maintain this parent-child relationship on the other side of your integration. Come to our webinar to learn why maintaining links between your work items across your ecosystem saves you time & money. Watch Now >
Defining Business Applications for Scaled Agile Projects
Partner Webinar: Blueprint
Description: Defining a business application correctly is a challenge, even more so as the size and complexity of the project increase. Add a shift to Agile, which is underway in many IT organizations, and the situation can be daunting. This webinar explores how requirements fit into scaled Agile projects along with the supportive tooling that works in concert with Atlassian JIRA.
Integrate your tools and connect your software development and delivery teams
Partner Webinar: Orasi
Description: With Tasktop Sync working behind the scenes to provide fully automated synchronization among the tools used by software development and delivery teams, email, spreadsheets, and status meetings can be a thing of the past. In this webinar, learn how every team member (even in the largest enterprises) can get real-time access to updates made by other team members across disciplines and tool boundaries.
Tasktop Sync for iRise: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Partner webinar: iRise
The later a defect or change is found, the greater the negative impact on software delivery. Agile processes and DevOps methodologies promote changes to streamline software production, but speeding up the process and building the wrong thing doesn't deliver business value and isn't the answer. This webinar demonstrates preventative measures that can be taken to ensure developers and testers are building the right features, maximizing the business value delivered, and reducing waste.
July Product Release Update
Learn what's new in Sync and Data, including a demo of the new user interface for Data.
With Tasktop Sync 4.3 we are making the lives of Sync Admins much easier by introducing a host of timesaving features in Tasktop Sync. We've also expanded our tools ecosystem to include support for iRise, Blueprint, HP PPM and CA Harvest.
Tasktop Data 1.2 includes support for 12 new systems and a new user experience that allows you to easily initiate and grow your enterprise reporting needs.
We discuss how these new features and expanding tools ecosystem enable enterprises to connect everyone in the software lifecycle to create one efficient development and delivery team.
When Agile, DevOps and Lean Aren't Enough
Under pressure to speed software delivery, IT organizations have adopted modern methods (Agile, DevOps, Lean and Continuous Delivery) and have invested in best-of-breed tools from multiple vendors… but many aren’t seeing the results they were expecting.
In this webinar, Forrester Principal Analyst Kurt Bittner presents his analysis of the modern application delivery ecosystem and describes how organizations can thrive in this multi-vendor, multi-methodology market.
Webinar Series: Doing Analytics Right
Every business process can benefit from instrumentation with analytics and feedback loops - particularly now in our world of Big Data and Big Data analytic techniques. Analytics can enhance productivity, predictability, alignment and morale. In this webinar series we explain the principles and practices of choosing and implementing the right measures to instrument your development processes.
Part 1: Selecting Analytics
In the first part or our series, we lay out the principles and key concerns for selecting analytics, including their proper use and how to avoid doing more harm than good.
Part 2: Designing and Automating Analytics
This webinar describes a straightforward method for designing your analytics solution based on your business goals and environment.
Part 3: Building the Analytics Environment
In this last webinar in the series we explain how to build your analytics environment and instrument your development processes... and how Tasktop Data can help.
A Pragmatic Approach to Scaling Agile in the Enterprise
Agile development has become the norm for building software, with the majority of software delivery teams using some form of Agile development. But the same cannot be said for the enterprises they work for. The reality is that while development teams are embracing Agile methodologies, the software delivery organizations they are part of tend to be the very opposite of Agile.
Driving Requirements into the Lifecycle with Integration
It all starts with requirements. Not only do they define the problem you are trying to solve, but also its value. If used correctly, requirements enable you to make decisions about priority, business value, and even architectural risk. But for many organizations requirements live on an island – an island that sends out communications, but increasingly becomes less and less relevant as the project progresses. How many of your requirement documents are still up to date at the end of the project? When there is a problem, where do you look first – the code, the architecture, the tests, the deployment or the requirements documents?