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11 leadership practices that could sink your software project

Software development outcomes can be foiled by any number of ‘antipatterns’: management practices that seem sound in theory but rarely pay off when zealously adhered to.

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4 keys to assembling a successful agile team

Agile teams are only as effective as their members. These core factors and key questions will help you select and develop the best.

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Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

The move to microservices represents a sea change in application development. Here’s how to unpack the complexity of such a big shift.

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What is low-code development? A Lego-like approach to building software

Drag-and-drop tools allow developers to assemble applications without the need for manual programming. Here's how companies such as Shell Downstream, 7-Eleven and John Hancock are putting low-code development to work.

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7 things IT should be automating

Automation can reap efficiencies, reduce errors, and free up staff for higher-value tasks — especially when undertaken as part of a companywide strategic effort. Here’s where to start.

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15 IT resolutions for 2019

Tech teams need to lose the grunt work, go on a dev diet, and exercise more strategic thinking.

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5 ways to expand your market for coding talent

Sometimes coder supply doesn’t meet your project demands. Here’s how to reconcile company needs with the coding skills today’s applicants really have.

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5 reasons DevOps initiatives fail

DevOps is becoming a go-to approach to delivering customer value, but too many initiatives are failing, thanks to an overemphasis on tech and an inability to facilitate change, experts say.

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Carrefour modernizes food traceability with blockchain

Blockchain is helping the supermarket chain track the provenance of its food products, but knowing your supply chain inside out is the key to making the most of the technology.

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The high returns of low-code development tools

By accelerating app delivery and reducing development workloads, low-code tools are emerging as a key strategy for supporting business transformation.

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What is an automation engineer? A growing role to address IT automation

Companies are starting to automate business, IT and development processes, and they’re looking for IT automation engineers to help develop, test and implement automation technology.

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Agile KPIs: How to measure agile success

Measuring success of agile efforts can be complex. The key is to emphasize value once you’ve established organizational trust.

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The dark side of DevOps: Forewarned is forearmed

Ideal scenarios rarely play out in real life, and DevOps is no different. Learn how implementing this software development philosophy can flop—and how to avoid disaster.

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CMMI certifications: A complete guide

The CMMI institute offers certifications for individuals, appraisers and instructors, but you’ll have to start at the associate level and work your way up.

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CMMI maturity levels: A guide to optimizing development processes

CMMI maturity levels help organizations establish consistent and reliable development processes, but you’ll have to meet certain requirements outlined in the CMMI to get there.

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6 secrets of successful chatbot strategies

Chatbot experts weigh in on what it takes to build a chatbot tuned for business success.

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Moving agile beyond IT: The secret to successful software delivery

Creating an agile enterprise requires more than just implementing agile methodologies within IT. CIOs must spread the gospel to encourage participation from IT’s business colleagues.

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You get what you inspect

Agile thoughts on inspection, iteration and successful software projects.

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What is an agile coach? A valuable role for organizational change

An agile coach helps organizations implement the agile methodology by developing agile teams and facilitating the organizational culture change necessary for sustained agile success.

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10 reasons to ignore computer science degrees

Many organizations are looking beyond the CS degree to hire programmers who can deliver real results. Here’s why they might be right.

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