As promised, here is the second article of the series. In the first post, we reviewed 2015 Black Friday and made predictions for 2016, detailed the “what” of performance testing and why you should consider its business value. We now move on to how to prepare your e-commerce business for Black Friday and beyond, while identifying and understanding the different types …

  This is the first article in a series aimed at demystifying the whats and hows of continuous delivery and DevOps. We’ll be offering a fresh but clear perspective on how continuous delivery should be understood and tackled by IT leaders. The adoption of Continuous Delivery is imminent for businesses. If you didn’t know it already, there’s a digital tsunami on its …

The following is a guest post by Peter Leeson. Peter Leeson is an international speaker and consultant in process and quality improvement, as well as a CMMI specialist and quality manager for White Clarke Group (UK) and the author of “Orchestrated Knowledge“. You can follow Peter on Twitter (@PeterLeeson), Facebook and LinkedIn. Editor’s Note: This article is part 2 of a 2 part …

…or is it compromised by legacy systems? Did you hear the story about the company who used their private jet to collect a retired software engineer from his retirement home on a Greek island, so he could fix one of their legacy issues? It’s the stuff of legends – but it happens to be true. Did you hear the story about …

The following is a guest post by Peter Leeson. Peter Leeson is an international speaker and consultant in process and quality improvement, as well as a CMMI specialist and quality manager for White Clarke Group (UK) and the author of “Orchestrated Knowledge“. You can follow Peter on Twitter (@PeterLeeson), Facebook and LinkedIn. Understanding Quality The concept of Quality is a strange one. We …

At the end of May we had the pleasure of attending a Risk Management workshop held by Peter Leeson, CMMI Lead Appraiser and instructor with over forty years’ experience in the IT industry. Being inspired by this workshop, our colleague, Raluca Piteiu, came up with an article and captured our attention regarding the implications of risk management for a Business Analyst: I was impressed by …

Trying to summarize hundreds of presentations slides and peer discussions from a Gartner summit is a challenging task but it’s worth trying, at least to share it and even generate debate around it. The topic addressed at one of the latest summits was the sourcing component of the Bimodal approach preached by Gartner – the adaptive sourcing model in the …