Top reasons to attend Tasktop Connect 2017 (including Early Bird Discount)

By now, we hope you’re aware that we are hosting our first conference, Tasktop Connect, on October 4, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. At Tasktop Connect, leaders from some of the most successful IT organizations such as Comcast, Nationwide, Lockheed Martin, and others, will share their best practices and lessons learned from undergoing large-scale Agile and …

Optimizing collaboration between Software Engineers and Product Owners by integrating JIRA and Targetprocess

As Software Engineers, we tend to get lost within our ivory towers. We are logical people, and crave logic in the world around us. The real world around us, though, is messy and frustratingly illogical. I am happiest, and most productive, when I have a well-defined Epic to work on, with clear requirements and acceptance …

Software Defined: The Business Impact of DevOps Automation using Infrastructure as Code

Last week we looked at Infrastructure as Code (IaC), an emerging set of IT automation tools and practices that enable infrastructure management through a software layer. Today we will examine the impact of IaC on the business, using a “software-defined” lens to understand how this technology is a driver of change and transformation in the …

Software-Defined: DevOps Automation using Infrastructure as Code

How Infrastructure as Code is used to automate operations in software delivery, allowing a shift from ITSM to DevOps.  In my previous article, we looked at several examples of technologies that have become software-defined, and determined that adoption demands a significant shift in how a business organizes its value stream. We examined at some of the key concepts underscoring software-defined …