Archive for the ‘Agile’ Category

I always love the start of a new year.  There’s so much promise and excitement to look forward to.  I, for one, am very interested in how the application development landscape will change with Agile and DevOps being such big influencers.  One thing hasn’t changed though – the #1 application development priority for 2012 is still delivering applications faster to the business.

At the Gartner AADI Summit in December 2011, we surveyed IT executives about their top application development and delivery priorities for the coming year and discovered some notable results.  68% of respondents confirmed that faster



How do you best implement Agile lifecycle practices to ensure end-to-end agility for IT application and service delivery?  

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roadblockMany IT executives that I’ve spoken to have found great success with their agile development teams. Greater efficiency. Happier users. Faster cycle times. However, when they look beyond their agile teams, key roadblocks keep popping up. Bottlenecks



Release Management bottleneckAs Agile development becomes more the norm, release management has become more of a major



Serena was a sponsor of the Gartner Application Architecture, Development, and Integration conference this last fall in Los Angeles. While we were there, we took the opportunity to survey the conference attendees, and hundreds enthusiastically joined in. The promise of an iPad drawing may have been involved, but I think that the attendees were more motivated by taking the temperature of the industry.

What were the top Application Delivery Priorities?

  1. Deliver Applications Faster
  2. Reduce App Dev Costs
  3. Expand the use of Agile

This is a change from what I have been hearing the last few years, when reducing costs was the #1 priority. More IT and AD professionals identify