Webinar: High Speed Software and Business Innovation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00 to 13:00

Andy Singleton, CEO, Assembla  (slideshare)

Andy SingletonSoftware is an important tool for improving the speed, reliability, and quality of existing processes in every corner of a modern enterprise. Now revolutionary software development practices adopted by online leaders like Amazon, Facebook, and Google have achieved new levels of speed and flexibility. Their 'Continuous Delivery' approach demands new ways to structure and manage business processes. Instad of releasing new software every six weeks or more, organizations using continuous delivery push tens, or hundreds, or even thousands of small changes every day. New software is broken into smaller pieces: big 'waterfall' releases are replaced by smaller 'agile sprints', and then into a continous flow of smaller components. Each release can be optimized with specific points of measurement and feedback. It's a better operating model with implications far beyond software development.

Andy Singleton is founder and CEO of Assembla, a 'Software as a Service' company that provides workspaces for distributed software teams. Singleton will share ideas based on his experience with continuous delivery at Assembla and with Assembla customers, and also from interviews with leading technology companies featured in his book A Guide to the New Continuous Agile.

Join this webinar to:

  • Be introduced to the basics of continuous software delivery, including the coding and testing workflow and a new architecture called Matrix of Services (MAXOS)
  • Compare the performanace of a continuous shop like Amazon's with results from slower processes like Waterfall, Scrum, and Agile (SAFe)
  • Learn how to safely add continuous delivery and Fast IT to a stable, core IT operation
  • Learn how to engage customers in experimentation: outside-in process definition, development and testing, customer pull, and data-driven management
  • Learn to organize for continuous delivery: small teams, external providers, management of interfaces, governance, and platforms
  • Connect with other companies that are working on the transition to continuous delivery


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