Speed of software delivery always depends on testing. Look around, it takes a well thought, well written and well tested software to disrupt the market. Take any one of the components off the recipe and a business will lose its competitiveness in the market and dig its way to an early grave. This phenomenon has become rampant with the advances in technology. Currently, businesses are under intense pressure to deliver a continuously enhancing experience to the end user. They want to build better software faster and deliver it quicker than their competitors. Offering a product with superior quality faster lays the difference between growing your business or going out of business.
Qentinel has received a 420.000 euro grant from Business Finland as part of an larger international ITEA3 consortium, a transnational and industry-driven programme in the domain of software innovation. Goal is to develop DevOps quality analytics and visualization with help of AI.
One core tenet of DevOps is to make data-driven decisions to maintain high quality under the pressure of frequent production deployments. This calls for no-nonsense metrics and a DevOps dashboard that gives actionable insights on what you should fix to improve quality or speed, every day.
SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework® – was created to tackle the challenges of M – XXL sized projects. Such projects consist of several agile teams having in total from ~50-100 up to hundreds or even thousands of practitioners. How about S sized projects with just one or a few teams, is there anything in SAFe for them or is Scrum just enough? If the team is a relatively independent pure software team and the project is short, Scrum (or Kanban) would be the way to go. However, an S sized team can benefit from selected SAFe practices at least under the following circumstances: