Figure 1 courtesy of OpsHub
OpsHub, a provider of integration and migration solutions for ALM and DevOps tools, has offered a free edition of its integration solution OpsHub Integration Manager (OIM).
The OIM Free Edition supports nearly all major features of its paid editions. Some of the notable features include:
The free edition contains nearly identical support as its paid edition, however, with limited integration options. Differences in integration support between both platforms can be found here.
Effective product delivery practices require effective tooling. We recommend a fully integrated application suite to ensure you have complete traceability from requirements all the way through to delivery and support.
The best possible scenario would be a single application suite that covers all of your requirements. We recognize for many organizations this is neither realistic nor practical. Some of the fully integrated single vendor suites may not be suitable for a given organization or there are well-established existing products already in place. Integration products like OIM enable integration between distinct systems to create a fully integrated suite, giving you complete awareness and capability across your entire application lifecycle.
We recommend always piloting your changes before making big investments and scaling. The OIM Free Edition gives you the opportunity to pilot its capabilities to determine if it’s right for your organization and brings you closer to your goals.
Traditional accounting practices are tailor made for waterfall project management. Organizations that have transitioned to the use of standing product teams using Agile and DevOps need to transform their accounting practices as well or they will leave valuable capital expenditure dollars on the table.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
So you’ve gone Agile. You do daily scrums, retrospectives, and all the “right” Agile ceremonies. But still your organization isn’t quite convinced. It is now critical to balance the drivers and goals of both Agile and traditional thinking in order to achieve organizational success.
Do you feel like your Agile teams are treading water – going through the motions but never going anywhere? It’s a risk, and practices such as daily standups, retrospectives, and demonstrations need to be used wisely or you risk losing discipline to meeting fatigue.
Stakeholders expect the speed and responsiveness of product delivery does not come at the expense of quality. QA tools offer retailers the ability to continuously ensure both business and technical quality standards are upheld, but these tools should not be viewed as a silver bullet.
When trying to implement Agile as a defined process, Scrum turned BAs or other roles into order takers with the title “product owner.” This undermines the entire value proposition of product management.
No matter how good your product roadmap and backlog are, they are only as good as your audience’s ability to understand your vision and priority.
The scrum master is like the conductor of an orchestra, ensuring that every piece fits together at the right time to create something greater than the sum of the parts. You don’t have to know how to play each instrument, but you do have to understand what each part contributes to the overall masterpiece.
Tools are important to product teams, but only when they support solid people and processes.