Last week Microsoft introduced their new CEO, Satya Nadell. I always like to read the “memo to the employees” from a new CEO. It’s interesting to hear what inspires and motivates new CEOs and how they frame the mission and vision. Mr. Nadell states: “This is a software powered world” and “that software enables businesses to engage customers in more meaningful ways.” In order to achieve this, businesses require IT to deliver a competitive advantage, not once a year, but on a continuous rolling basis.
While new companies such as Amazon.com, Etsy and Facebook have designed and delivered a “Continuous Delivery” practice, they have been largely free and unencumbered from legacy processes, platforms and environments. Large traditional enterprises are not so lucky and require a strategy that transforms the legacy development and operational processes, methodologies and tools that support the complex hybrid infrastructure environments and platforms that are unique to the enterprise.
Continuous Delivery is a competitive advantage because it puts the release schedule in the hands of the business, not in the hands of IT. Getting there for the enterprise is a journey and requires a strategy. Join us on February 19 for a live webcast with Bola Rotibi, CIC Consulting’s Research Director. She will discuss the key challenges of achieving continuous delivery in the enterprise. Learn more and register!
|Mark Levy is Product Marketing Manager for Serena Release Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software, focusing on both application development and IT operations. Prior to joining Serena, Mark held product management and product development positions at BMC Software and Candle Corp (now IBM).|