Top 3 Agile Transformation Challenges or Blockers

Top 3 Agile Transformation Challenges or Blockers

Introduction Agile needs no introduction in today's world. The term gets used more often than 'computer' in business context. Organizations are increasingly looking at "Agile" as their default approach of software delivery. As larger organizations attempt to apply agile software development methodologies at enterprise-level, I am attempting to list down top 3 challenges/blockers/barriers below: Lack of Executive Commitment People and Culture Neglecting the need for Technical Excellence Let us elaborate briefly each of these challenges in the section below. 1. Lack of Executive Commitment By its very nature, an agile transformation programme affects large numbers of people in the organisation and it's a change that needs to be managed effectively at all levels. One of the top priority is to establish an effective working relationship between all those that have an interest in the successful outcome of the programme. It sounds simple but hard to achieve. More often at executive level the boundaries of communication and political dynamics result in lack of involvement. Most executives...
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Happy 20th Anniversary of Visual Studio! VS 2017 has landed!

Happy 20th Anniversary of Visual Studio! VS 2017 has landed!

Happy 20th Anniversary of Visual Studio! If you missed anything from the launch, catch up on all the news, the keynote, and technical sessions on demand. Watch now! Download Visual Studio 2017 Develop high quality apps for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Web, and the Cloud. Enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, debugging, and unit testing, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform. Download now  #vs2017 #VS2000VsVS2017 #ChangeIsConstant ...
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Get started with Application Insights for FREE

Get started with Application Insights for FREE

Application Insights Gain actionable insights through application performance management and instant analytics Detect and diagnose exceptions and application performance issues Monitor Azure websites, including those hosted in containers, plus websites on-premises and with other cloud providers Seamlessly integrate with your DevOps pipeline using Visual Studio Team Services, GitHub, and our webhooks Get started from within Visual Studio, or monitor existing apps without re-deploying Start free Pricing Options Application Insights offers two pricing options, Basic and Enterprise. Basic plan: you pay based on the volume of telemetry your application sends, with a 1 GB free allowance per month. This free data allowance gives you a great way to try out Application Insights as you get started, and it also allows you to use Application Insights for free on an ongoing basis for debugging and for low-volume applications. Enterprise plan: you pay for the number of nodes that host your application, and you get a daily allowance of data per node. Additional data beyond the daily allowance is charged...
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Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 – Registration Open

Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 – Registration Open

Join Microsoft technology experts for One full day of deep dive sessions on Azure for Developers and IT Pro's delivered. Learn with like-minded peers and community experts to get started with complex topics like Media Streaming, Mobile Services, ALM, PowerShell and IoT Registration is now open - limited seat, reserve your seat today! Registration link - http://sgazurebootcamp.azurewebsites.net  ...
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Azure Function Challenge – Test your coding skills and Earn Badges!

Azure Function Challenge – Test your coding skills and Earn Badges!

Learn Serverless code architecture Test your coding skills and learn how to build solutions using Azure Functions at the same time. Earn badges for every challenge you complete and brag to your friends! You can code these challenges in the FREE Azure Functions experience or using your existing Azure subscription. Don't worry, Azure Functions has more than enough free executions for you to last the whole challenge experience! Also check out the new Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions. Use it to build and debug your function locally and then publish or zip deploy to your test function. If you already have an Azure subscription, you can also remotely debug your functions. Click here to join the challenge:  https://functionschallenge.azure.com ...
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Microsoft Tech Summit Singapore – 13 and 14th March 2017

Microsoft Tech Summit Singapore – 13 and 14th March 2017

Once a year, Microsoft’s top engineers hit the road to share their ideas about the latest cloud trends and technologies. On March 13-14, they’re coming to Singapore. It's a FREE event and everyone is welcome to join this, two-day technical summit.   Microsoft Tech Summit is geared towards IT professionals and developers. It features more than 50 technical sessions covering a range of topics across Azure and the hybrid platform, including security, networking, data, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, management, devops, app platform, productivity, collaboration, and more.   This event will cover best practices and emerging technologies. And bring your questions: attendees have direct access to the people who build and run the cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10. Space is limited at this free event, so you're encouraged to reserve your spot today. And of course, please share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested. Register now Microsoft Tech Summit Registration Team Email: microsofttechsummitreg@eventcore.com Event website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/techsummit/singapore.aspx Customer Service Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM (PST)...
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Visualize your DevOps Pipeline

Visualize your DevOps Pipeline

XebiaLabs has releases new web tool for generating your DevOps pipeline. It's a very easy to use. All you need to do is to select your tools in the box, and generate a beautiful diagram of your DevOps pipeline   https://xebialabs.com/devops-diagram-generator/ --> The tools look as below, a great companion to map all your DevOps tools and see in one single view.  ...
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Windows 10 Development Virtual Machine

Windows 10 Development Virtual Machine

Get a Windows 10 development environment Virtual machines are a great way to start development faster without installing all the required tools etc. on your host computer. It is also a faster way to start development using a virtual machine. Microsoft offers Windows 10 virtual machine prepped for Windows 10 development as FREE download. It has the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go. If you just want to try out Windows 10 and want to experience the latest Visual Studio IDE, use the free evaluation version of the VMs. This will expire after a pre-determined amount of time. However, if you want a VM that won't expire, choose the licensed version and add your Windows license key. Don't already have one? Buy a new Windows 10 Pro license (EN-US only). These evaluation virtual machine includes: Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3 (Build 14.0.25425.01) Windows developer SDK and tools (Build 14393) Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET (Build 2.9.6) Windows Bridge for iOS (Build...
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Periodic Table of DevOps Tools

Periodic Table of DevOps Tools

A great resource to find out DevOps tools and how they map to the delivery categories. Visit today: https://xebialabs.com/periodic-table-of-devops-tools/   [iframe src="https://xebialabs.com/periodic-table-of-devops-tools/embed/" style="border:0px #FFFFFF none;" name="Periodic Table of DevOps" scrolling="no" frameborder="1" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="620px" width="1170px"]  ...
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