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The DevOps Handbook, Part 2

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Atlassian JIRA Community | Comments Off on The DevOps Handbook, Part 2

BY DICK STARK, President and CEO, RIGHTSTAR SYSTEMS Recently I looked at the DevOps Handbook, Part 1, which discusses the three main principles that form the foundation for DevOps organizations. Part 2 is all about how to start a DevOps movement within an organization. Up until about two years ago, when we started our DevOps practice, RightStar had focused primarily on the Operations side of an organization: IT service, (now digital management), performance and application management (e.g., BMC TrueSight), and data center automation, (e.g.,...

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The DevOps Handbook, Part 1

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Atlassian JIRA Community | Comments Off on The DevOps Handbook, Part 1

BY DICK STARK, President and CEO, RIGHTSTAR SYSTEMS Last November, the DevOps Handbook, was released with much fanfare and excitement. Authored by Gene Kim, et.al., the book is about “how to create world class agility, reliability, and security in technology organizations.” Since this is what RightStar does, I strongly suggested that all RightStar consultants read this book. Even better, I promised I’d very briefly, summarize the six parts of the book separately. I’ll begin with Part 1. Specifically, Part 1 is about the three ways, or...

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JIRA is for everyone

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Atlassian JIRA Community | Comments Off on JIRA is for everyone

BY SOHAIL HAQUE, ATLASSIAN PARTNER MANAGER, RIGHTSTAR SYSTEMS With each passing demo, I realize that it may be time for a moment of enlightenment for those out there wandering the dark and dusty plains, trying to decide which tool to use. Are the tradeoffs with system A worth the price of integration with system B? Is monolithic system C really worth that cost, in hours or budget? Meanwhile, our team has been keeping the lights on with this tool since the Reagan administration… so on and so on. Have faith in yourselves and to quote...

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ALM: Unleash the Power of Automation

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Atlassian JIRA Community | Comments Off on ALM: Unleash the Power of Automation

BY SOHAIL HAQUE, ATLASSIAN PARTNER MANAGER, RIGHTSTAR SYSTEMS Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), in a technical development and support environment, relies on processes and procedures that can be mundane, repetitive, and seemingly unrelated to the goals of your project. Plug your development project into automation and watch it take off! Years ago, when computing power and online data storage were much more expensive, companies often had elaborate manual procedures for version and change control. In fact, they sometimes needed an entire...

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