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Integrate Jira and Tosca to Improve Flow and Maximize Value

In Integration by Soumya Menon

In our years of working with enterprises, across industries, on the path of Agile and DevOps practices, we have seen these organizations using value stream integration successfully to optimize software delivery value streams and improve traceability. The most common problems that these enterprises face pertain to the alignment of testers and developers in software development and delivery. Modern software development is an infinite loop of developing small chunks of features, getting feedback, and continuing to add, remove, and change them based on what we learn from the feedback. To enable continuous feedback loops and automation, it is important to optimize …

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How Can Tool Integration Warrant a Successful DevOps Initiative?

In ConnectALL, Integration by Soumya Menon

With the rising stakes of continuous software delivery as a strategic business initiative, millions of dollars are being invested in DevOps initiatives within software organizations. While, in theory, DevOps should increase the speed, quality and transparency of your delivery processes through enhanced collaboration between various disciplines and work groups, real process improvement and return on investment from DevOps initiatives have been difficult to come by. One of the major barriers to DevOps success can be siloed teams, processes and tooling across the application delivery lifecycle, which make it difficult to trace and automate the flow of work, and optimize the delivery pipeline. You need to connect …

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How to Avoid Tool Chaos to Succeed in DevOps

In Integration by Johnathan McGowan

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 …