DevOpsDays Chicago Embraces the Human Element behind the DevOps Model

[fa icon="user"] Alexander Sobin [fa icon="calendar"]  Sep 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

With over 400 attendees, this years’ DevOpsDays served as a reminder that there is a considerable movement going on right now to rewire the way businesses build, test, and deploy software here in Chicago. More than last year, the talks this year focused on the human element of the DevOps model.

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Applying Agile/Scrum & DevOps to Build Apps That Drive More Value

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The Client & The Challenge:

Our Client is a leading provider of risk rating data for small businesses. Their suite of software products helps their customers determine the risk of default for individual and large portfolios of borrowers.

The Client was looking for ways to improve and modernize their software and worked with us to create a new Credit Review Express application. The overall goal of the project was to develop a customizable portfolio reporting platform that allows users to analyze and group risks for borrowers quickly. Other important business objectives included:

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How Enterprise Architects Can Drive More Business Value

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

At least 87 percent of companies fail to execute their corporate strategy each year, according to Dan Prosser, author of “Thirteeners.” Traditionally, the responsibility of the Enterprise Architect was to define an IT systems architecture to support business strategy. In today’s landscape, however, the role of Enterprise Architect must evolve to that of Business Architect and focus on establishing successful business and departmental partnerships that drive organizational growth.

This article outlines a way to transform your Enterprise Architecture Framework from reactionary to visionary and offers the tools for clearing the path to innovation and greater business value.

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Transformational IT Leaders Embrace a DevOps Culture

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The term "DevOps" pops up frequently in IT, but there is a lot of confusion and misconception about what it really is. DevOps goes beyond being a process or tool that someone can license, buy or install: it’s a culture built from a combination of ideas, philosophies, and practices that allow organizations to deliver applications and services at a high velocity.

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What You Should Know About Serverless Development

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  May 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 1 Comment

Just about anywhere you turn, from Stack Overflow to Twitter, you are likely to stumble into a heated debate over serverless computing. This debate is partly fueled by the popularity of AWS Lambda, which grabbed headlines last December after it was heavily promoted with the full might of Amazon's marketing machine at the re:Invent 2016 conference.

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