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One of the most hotly debated issues in software development and delivery is the definition of "software quality." Depending on one's perspective the issue can take many forms. For example, is it: Software that has a low percentage of defects relative to the size and complexity of the application? Software that conforms precisely to the stated requirements? Software that "delights" its users? All of the above ... and more? Software Quality Not Just the Job of QA Regardless of perspective, everyone agrees that ensuring high-quality software isn't solely the job of a "QA department." It requires the collaboration of every discipline in the software development and delivery lifecycle from the inception of business requirements to the administration of the application in production -- and every point in between. Sure, testers test, developers build, business analysts deve... (more)

When Agile, DevOps and Lean Are Not Enough By @BettyZakheim | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Lean, Agile and DevOps principles have improved software delivery in many important ways. As evolving markets compel software organizations to increase quality and productivity, interest in these concepts has never been higher. But despite their considerable merits, individually and collectively, they can fall short in addressing the full range of issues confronted by modern software organizations. To close the gaps, these principles must be knitted together in a way that allows you to realize the full potential of your people, processes and technologies. The fastest and most eff... (more)