Category Archives: DevOps

Is Agile ITIL an Oxymoron?

By Dick Stark Last month, BMCer, Cheng Dong Zhao wrote a blog article,“Will ITIL Die or be reborn in the DevOps Era?” The world is becoming more and more Agile, and BMC is finally starting to focus on DevOps, or … Continue reading

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Five Questions About Productivity in Government

By Dick Stark Last Friday, I was interviewed by the Federal marketing firm GovLoop, that is putting together a productivity guide, (think multi-page illustrated handout for a Federal IT audience). Sponsored by Atlassian and Carahsoft, the guide examines the tools and strategies … Continue reading

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Five Strategies to Help You Improve Your DevOps Culture

By Dick Stark Last week, RightStar’s senior DevOps PM delivered an excellent webinar with all new content: “Five Strategies to Help You Improve Your DevOps Culture.” The webinar covered key cultural values that organizations need to implement DevOps. What follows … Continue reading

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The New ScanStar is Here!

By Dick Stark Last week we visited a local DOD customer where we were wrapping up a FootPrints/Client Management implementation. The customer asked about ScanStar and before we left asked for a quote. We didn’t even have to sell! Here’s … Continue reading

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Jira: It’s All About Customer Value

By Dick Stark As a DevOps consultancy and Atlassian Solution Provider, our sales mantra is “It’s all about customer value.” You see, many Atlassian customers start out with a server running Jira under a developer’s desk, Soon, someone else adds … Continue reading

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Organization Agility with Jira Service Desk

I attended a local itSMF meet-up last week that focused not just on ITIL, but on DevOps concepts like organizational agility, collaboration, experimentation, and flexibility. DevOps is a discipline that is all about speed, faster time to market, real sense of … Continue reading

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QualityJam

By Dick Stark In my last blog I discussed how in the agile world of software development, quality is continuous. By finding defects earlier, this approach shifts quality to the “left.” It helps reduce testing time which means software gets released … Continue reading

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