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Beyond Cloud – Embracing the Playbook

26 JULY, 2018 by Niall Crawford Deploying an instance in AWS, Azure or Google is typically a straightforward process. However, architecting, managing and optimizing your end-to-end platforms that consist of application tiers, data tiers, integration points and...

Pitfalls with DevOps at Scale

Some might think that because DevOps is hard to implement, it’s not for everyone, especially not large organizations. That’s not true. Outcomes are what really matter…

Agile Release Train Smells – The Most Common Mistakes

Whether your organization is starting an agile transformation now or is well on its way, there are always pitfalls. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a big leap for most organizations. After all, even if some of your development teams…

The Hats of Release Management

The roles of governing Enterprise Release Management and the Deployment Management are complementary, yet involve various different functions (or sets of many hats)…

What is Enterprise IT Intelligence?

We have all heard of the term Business Intelligence (BI), coined in 1865 and described more recently by Gartner as “an umbrella term that includes the applications,…

The Online EMMi Assessment

    10   MAY, 2018 by Niall Crawford Ever wondered how mature your IT & Test Environment Management practices are? Well here at Enov8, over the last few years, we have been building a model called the EMMi (the Environment Management Maturity Index)   Originally...

Holistic Test Data Management – Beyond ETL

So, you’ve got a team responsible for Test Data Management. Your project puts in a request, they grab copies from production, mask them, subset them and deploy them into your Test Environments.

The Agile Release Train Explained

If your organization is starting an agile transformation, you might be looking at it as an opportunity. Or perhaps you’re looking at it with some healthy skepticism…

The DevOps Void & Value Stream Mapping

Do you ever wonder why the environment preparation or releases take so long? After all, the company just invested “zillions” on a whole bunch of great tools and a cloud framework.

Benchmarking Release Management

It goes without saying, that the backbone of all organizations today is digital and independent of the end-products you provide, there is an inherent need to drive your features and solutions from conception to production…

Sand Castles and DevOps at Scale

DevOps & DevOps at Scale is little a bit like comparing the building of Sand Castles on a Beach to Town Planning. Here are 5 practices to promote as a way of preparing for a DevOps at scale capability…

The Outsourcing Carousel & Enterprise IT Intelligence

A key responsibility of any CIO is to find the correct technology partners to deliver IT services. Ideally services that will be delivered: Better, Faster, or at the very least Cheaper. A process that involves RFPs, Presentations, Strategy Workshops…

100% Agile within a Year – The DevOps Cube

How could a large company, like a bank, be 100% agile? And how could they prove it?
I see two fundamental challenges or truisms: 1. Companies are federated 2. Measuring Agile is Difficult

Test Environment Anti-Patterns

Test Environments Anti Patterns
A common term used in the world of Software Development is the concept of Anti-Patterns. An Anti-Pattern is basically a commonly occurring approach to a problem or task that generates decidedly negative consequences…

How Enov8 Can Help you Achieve True DevOps

DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, allowing them to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. The concept of DevOps is based on collaboration between teams that historically functioned in relative silos…

How to Reduce Environment Downtime

Reduce Test Environment Downtime – In this blog article, we will discuss about how test environment managers can minimise environment downtime and how enov8 can help in achieving this dream.

Why do we need Release Gates?

Before starting this topic on importance of Release Gates, lets understand – what is a release gate?
A Release Gate can be defined as a milestone or health indicator of a release at that very point in time…

Software Release Risk Management

How are you managing the software release risks associated with constant change? In today’s fast paced market, every business is under immense pressure to outshine their competitors in regards to product offering and customer…

The Cost of Inefficient Test Environment Management

Do you know how much inefficient Test Environment Management is costing you? One thing that stands out from our discussions with organisations in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe is the distinct lack of awareness when it…

March to Digital

In the rush to digital, IT is burdened with new performance issues. An interesting article on ZDNET that talks about the challenges IT and Test Environments are causing businesses as they strive to be competitive and agile….

The Test Environment Pizza

I had an “interesting” chat with a potential client this week…I could tell the client was somewhat distracted and had something “greater” on their mind.
So, I probed slightly & the vision became apparent: “We want our Projects to Self-Service the Test Environments”…