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Self-Hosted Server vs. Microsoft-Hosted - Plus Azure DevOps Setup Tips

 Zachary Sersland  Dec 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Azure DevOps can be a powerful automation tool, but making decisions about your build server can be a complicated process. There are several factors to consider, such as security, speed, and flexibility. But, if it’s set up correctly, you’ll forget it’s even there. Here is a comparison of your options, as well as a guide to setting up a self-hosted server.

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Increase Developer Productivity with These Architectural Changes

 Robert Perrin  Nov 11, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Gene Kim, Author, Researcher, and Founder of IT Revolution, has been studying technology organizations since 1999. His research and ideas around development practices, operational stability and reliability, and security and compliance are solid.

In the article, Five Ways Leaders Can Improve Developer Productivity, I shared my view of the five ideals from Gene Kim’s Unicorn Project and the steps software development leaders can take to achieve them within their teams. Now let’s examine some engineering and architectural changes you can make to continue improving developer productivity.

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Five Ways Leaders Can Improve Developer Productivity

 Robert Perrin  Oct 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Developer productivity is one of the most important yet overlooked metrics in DevOps. Gene Kim’s Unicorn Project provides five ideals to help software development teams reduce friction and create an environment of high productivity, innovation, happiness, and engagement. In this article, we use Kim’s ideals as a framework to offer tips for leaders who are looking to improve their development teams.

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Four Key DevOps Metrics for Success

 Sean Sullivan  Oct 13, 2021 9:10:52 AM  0 Comments

As the software development industry shifts and moves, more and more organizations are adopting and practicing DevOps. By following this methodology closely, companies can see great strides in their throughput, system stability, and team sustainability. However, it’s impossible to say if DevOps is producing the desired effect without directly measuring these outcomes. In this article, we share quantitative and qualitative metrics that can be used to measure the success and impact of your DevOps initiatives.

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How an Entrepreneurial Operating System® Strengthens Agile Teams

 Natalie Lopez  Sep 29, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Anyone who has ever played a team sport knows there are specific expectations for each position and the position you play depends on what you’re uniquely qualified for. For example, you would never see a wide receiver lining up to throw a pass in football. The same goes for high-performing Agile teams. Strong teams have a clear set of critical functions, know the key accountabilities for each, and are made up of uniquely suited people for their roles. Here’s a look at the framework we employ to ensure everyone on the team is working toward the same goal.

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