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How to Avoid Tool Chaos to Succeed in DevOps

In Integration by Doug Bass

As enterprises continue to add more tools to handle specialized portions of software delivery, an alignment has begun to place more emphasis on data than tools. This alignment realizes the value of data — not just processes or applications. The result: a real need to leverage insights into the practices and better optimize them. Multiple technologies, processes, applications, and systems need to be updated and maintained on a regular basis to keep this fragile ecosystem functioning properly. What does “DevOps success” really mean, and why do we need to avoid tool chaos? Of course in a multi-team enterprise environment it …

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Effective Tool Integration in ITSM can Boost Productivity – Part 2

In ConnectALL by Doug Bass

In part one of this two-part blog series, I discussed how the ConnectALL Integration Platform can enable communication between teams almost instantaneously – processes, data (like status, priority, and assignee data), dependencies between issues (like “this issue depends on this other issue being resolved first”), comments, and attachments can be shared across an organization. The ConnectALL Integration Platform can create an efficient collaboration mechanism. The Platform also reduces the number of licenses needed for an application (ConnectALL only needs one license per application synchronized), and users only have to be trained on one platform. They continue to use the tool they …

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Effective Tool Integration in ITSM can Boost Productivity – Part 1

In ConnectALL by Doug Bass

If you aren’t efficiently coordinating your internal teams, your entire organization may be wasting time, money, and opportunities for productivity by failing to take advantage of integration tools. A common scenario in the B2B world is that a company uses an internal system like Jira or ServiceNow to track work items that are assigned to different personnel or teams to resolve issues; e.g., reset passwords, initiate processing of a PO, or stand up a virtual machine. Coordination among these internal teams is necessary for an efficient organization. Doug BassDoug Bass is a certified Atlassian consultant and trainer and a certified …

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Project Management – Beyond the Obvious

In ConnectALL by Doug Bass

Why write a blog about project management anyway? You already know project management is important. Developers and managers are already using it as part of their DevOps or agile development platforms. Those who don’t know about the importance of project management probably don’t want or need to know. Doug BassDoug Bass is a certified Atlassian consultant and trainer and a certified ScrumMaster. He is an experienced systems architect with experience in distributed application design, database architecture, network design, and project management. Author of the first relational database for military applications in the UK and the first java-internet based chat application, Doug teaches classes …

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Is integration with DevOps tools the holy grail for Ranorex and Jama users?

In ConnectALL by Doug Bass

Although requirements management and test automation may seem to be almost completely different, with different requirements and different data requirements, both share one thing: the need for easy integration with the development tools they are designed to work with. Let’s take a look at two scenarios that can bring this need into sharper focus: Doug BassDoug Bass is a certified Atlassian consultant and trainer and a certified ScrumMaster. He is an experienced systems architect with experience in distributed application design, database architecture, network design, and project management. Author of the first relational database for military applications in the UK and …

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How to integrate Perforce and Jira

In ConnectALL by Doug Bass

Perforce users often want a tool that can assist with managing bug reporting, tracing modifications to Perforce, and helping a quality assurance team track tickets and changes. Jira is frequently the tool of choice for providing these capabilities; however, there is no tool within Jira that natively performs these integrations. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tools that provide these integration capabilities. Doug BassDoug Bass is a certified Atlassian consultant and trainer and a certified ScrumMaster. He is an experienced systems architect with experience in distributed application design, database architecture, network design, and project management. Author …