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4 Common Problems That Inhibit JIRA Workflow Agility

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Workflows are vital for any Agile team. They help automate repeatable processes to make it easier for people to collaborate with more efficiency and fewer errors. Though they may sound like a magic bullet for productive team collaboration, they aren’t foolproof.

Here are four common problems that inhibit JIRA workflow agility and success. Learn to recognize them so you can prevent inefficiencies and ensure your workflows are always advancing organizational growth and sustainability.

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How an Agile-Waterfall Hybrid Approach Can Limit Software Success

[fa icon="user"] Martyna Florczak [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Waterfall methodology emerged from the industrial world of assembly lines and specializations. With few known alternatives, the methodology was also applied to software development. Over time, however, frustrations from its many disadvantages, such as the inability to go back and change something or the length of time to get a working prototype up and running, led developers to lean toward more agile processes.

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Deliver Better Software by Using a DevOps Scorecard

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 23, 2018 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 1 Comment

Though a consistent definition of DevOps can be hard to come by, one thing we can all agree on is that the goal is to improve software delivery performance. While the desired outcome is clear, the path to achieving it is a bit hazy. As a practitioner of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System developed by Gino Wickman, Author of Traction, Get a Grip on Your Business, we’ve realized the value that a scorecard adds towards identifying and measuring the key actions that will make our vision reality.

In this article, we provide an overview of the scorecard tool and outline some ways it helps us deliver 99.99 software.

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2 Key Insights About Choosing a Software Engineer Career Path

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

I was recently invited to be on an alumni panel at my alma mater, Notre Dame, to mentor first-year students considering joining the Computer Science and Engineering program. After having been a developer for over five years, becoming a parent, and assisting DragonSpears to recruit new talent, I had two key insights to share about choosing a software engineer career path.

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DragonSpears is a CIOReview Top 20 Most Promising DevOps Provider!

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 2 Comments

We are excited and honored to be recognized for our commitment to using DevOps, cloud, and Agile practices to build software that solves organizational problems! In our recent CIOReview featured article, I discuss our processes and approach in more detail, including how our core values drive us to help companies align IT and the business to efficiently achieve their software development goals.

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