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Change Management


MH Configuration Management: Robust Practices for Fast Delivery NEW
Bob Aiello, CM Best Practices Consulting
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:30am

Robust configuration management (CM) practices are critical for creating continuous builds to support agile’s integration and testing demands, and for rapidly packaging, releasing, and deploying applications into production. Classic CM—identifying system components, controlling changes, reporting the system’s configuration, and auditing—won’t do the trick anymore.

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AW2 Scaling Git for the Enterprise
Bob Aiello, CM Best Practices Consulting
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:30am

Due to its ease of use and distributed repository infrastructure, Git is quickly becoming the version control system of choice for many. Getting started takes only a few minutes, and available online tutorials explain Git basics and more advanced features including branching. As easy as Git is to implement, many developers find Git challenging to scale for large enterprises. Some go to Cloud-based Git service providers; others implement tools such as Stash and gitflow for effective branching patterns and variant management.

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AT1 A Holistic View of Complex Systems and Organizational Change
Al Shalloway, Net Objectives
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:00am

One of the most misunderstood concepts in the agile community, complexity is often used to explain why we can’t predict anything or why there are no rules we can follow. Ironically, it is exactly this attitude that allows complexity to work against us. Al Shalloway discusses the true nature of complex systems, why we must deal with them in a holistic manner, and ways to evaluate structural and organizational changes to manage this complexity. Unfortunately, most agile implementations take an incremental, piecemeal approach to change, ignoring complexity.

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