Delivery Automation: Start with Low-Hanging Fruit

Overview: Compuware’s road to software delivery automation started with one small step. But by building upon those modest beginnings and implementing automation incrementally, Compuware now automates most of its software delivery system.   In Chapter 12 of the Building a Better Software Delivery Platform podcast series, Rick Slade welcomed a returning guest, Compuware Vice President of Product Engineering David Rizzo, for the first episode in a two-part discussion of software delivery automation. I’ve learned, however, that it is also a two-part series, of sorts, on incremental implementation. Compuware’s transition from…

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Getting Started With Your Software Delivery System Modernization Project

Overview: As with any large project, deciding where to start building your new software delivery system (SDS) can be a task unto itself. In Chapter 4 of Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, DevOps architect Rick Slade explains how starting with proper tooling, the adoption of Agile practices, and the building of an SDS team can help ensure that your project is successful.   Over the past couple of years, I’ve had to tackle some large projects around my house. One involved a tree that was threatening some power lines.…

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Modern Enterprise Software Delivery System Architecture

Overview: In the second episode of our podcast series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, VP of Product Engineering David Rizzo joined DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade to discuss the architecture of a software delivery system and explain how Compuware has integrated new tools, processes and automation into its delivery system. In the second chapter of Compuware’s “Building a Better Software Development Platform” podcast series, DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade focused on the architecture of a modern software delivery system. This conversation gave real-world examples of how organizations can approach…

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Key Characteristics of a Modern Software Delivery System

Overview: In the first episode of Compuware’s podcast series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform, DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade covered the key characteristics of a modern SDS and how organizations, regardless of their industry, can benefit from its implementation.   Last week I had the privilege of talking to Compuware Executive DevOps Solution Architect Rick Slade in the inaugural episode of Rick’s new series, Building a Better Software Delivery Platform. Rick draws on his years of experience helping companies modernize and mainstream their software delivery systems (SDS) in a…

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