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Sharing HP’s point of view on Application Lifecycle Management, sharing customer best practices and advice on managing the lifecycle of applications from concept to retirement.

Your vote matters! Vote for HP for the DevOps Dozen

DevOps at HP Discover.PNGHave you stopped to think about how big the impact of DevOps will have on traditional IT?  I’m not sure I have the  best description, but I like “Massive”.  


When you look under the covers of DevOps, consider how the principles of Lean, continual improvement and the process of easing of silos will result in a very different IT organization and culture.  


Keep reading to learn more about the approaches to DevOps and how we’re working to help you achieve your goals.

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Increase your understanding of DevOps in 15 minutes

DevOps booth.PNGThe second day of HP Discover is wrapping up and I am encouraged by the conversations I am having with customers and with attendees. They are telling me that they appreciate HP’s view on DevOps and how we are working hard to show it as a complete package to increase speed to market.


Keep reading to find out how you can learn more about DevOps, look beyond the trends and really discover the potential for yourself.

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3 “Can’t miss” DevOps sessions at HP Discover

DevOps at HP Discover.PNGI am walking around the Sands Convention Center and the excitement for HP Discover is humming. The final touches are being put on the show floor and everyone is ready to display what HP Has been working on.


Keep reading to find out what three sessions focused on DevOps that you need to add to your session scheduler (if you haven’t already).

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Which character will you identify with? Meet the different personalities of DevOps

Pixel People.PNGThe DevOps area at HP Discover promises to be an amazing experience for attendees. This is not your traditional booth, this is an interactive experience that will take you on a journey through the power of DevOps in the environment.


Keep reading to find out how this nine-step journey might just be your first step to removing headaches and bottlenecks within your app development process.

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DevOps making you dizzy? Get clarity at HP Discover!

DevOps Icon.pngIs your head spinning from the constant pressure from your business partners to go faster? The reality is that the speed of the market is increasing and IT is often the slowest part of business innovation. DevOps is a key strategy and approach to accelerate IT and deliver at the speed of the business.


Keep reading to find out how to utilize DevOps within your organization…and how you can learn more about DevOps at HP Discover.

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Grab a COLD "soft" drink and enjoy our HOT Apps events this summer!

AGILITY is the buzz word and with that DevOps! Want to learn more about it and how to optimize the integration in between development and operations? 


Join us to learn how leading companies are rapidly incorporating DevOps practices and policies into their IT Operations — while measuring both business and technical success with HP’s IT Performance Suite and Executive Scorecard.



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What do Usain Bolt, Application Innovation and Software Testing have in common? Speed and Quality

In this climate of faster, faster, faster, does speed trump quality?  This blog explores the healthy tension that needs to exist between quality and speed of delivery and asks the question, should Dev-Ops be renamed, Dev-Test-Ops to ensure successful delivery of applications to the business?

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Tectonic Shift: The Risks and Opportunities of DevOps

CodePicture.jpgHaving spent twenty years in the software and information technology industry, I have garnered immense respect for the complexities of ensuring quality in application software. For those who have earned such years in IT (and the grey hair to go with it), I am certain there is general agreement that role of quality has been on a growth vector within IT throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

Newly emerging DevOps trends threaten to transform how quality is practiced in software development practices -- this post explores this trend and HP's new solutions designed to optimize DevOps in modern IT organizations.

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ALM Best practices: Quality standards and DevOps keep the trains on time

German transport company Deutsche Bahn believe in and invests in application quality. Not only does software play a critical role in rail traffic safety, it also powers core business activities. For instance, external rail companies use a Deutsche Bahn portal to book train paths on the company’s rail network. Any downtime can jeopardize train path sales and have major impact to Deutsche Bahn’s revenue.


To optimize application quality and ensure business continuity, Deutsche Bahn’s IT service provider, DB Systel, has worked extensively over the past several years towards a standardization of their functional and performance testing processes and worked to make them more transparent across projects. They implemented HP Quality Center as the foundation of a comprehensive test platform, replacing all other tools.   


“Although we had already defined comprehensive management processes, we still needed a software platform that worked in an equally standardized way,” explains Klaus Metzlaff, head of the Development Centre, Quality Assurance and responsible for central process management in the testing department at DB Systems.


Having a uniform error management system with a comprehensive error database has significantly reduced repeat errors. And standardizing test and quality practices has enabled DB Systel to move from CMMI level 2 to CMMI level 3.  Productivity is improved now that several employees can work in parallel on the same tests and reuse test cases and error information. And reporting and software development costs are lower. 


Embracing the concept of improving practices between development and operations to attain better overall application reliability, performance and security, the DB Systel team is also standardizing the way they manage incidents back into the development team to further increase quality and productivity.


DB Systel uses an HP solution for incident management, future events registered by this tool may flow directly back to the HP Quality Center error management system. This means that problems resulting from software errors are remedied at their root.


To learn more about how DB Systel is using HP Quality Center to standardize their testing practices and align development and operations, check out the complete success story here:

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  • I have more than 12 years in IT, with over 10 years working with the HP Quality Management suite of tools—seven as a Professional Services consultant for Mercury/HP. Additionally, I am the Regional Practice Lead for the Quality Management Strategy and Solutions organization which helps drive inovation in the areas of Best Practices and constancy of delivery.
  • Bruce Randall has 18 years of experience in technology product management and product marketing, has authored numerous articles, whitepapers and other content, and has presented in multiple technology forums. More importantly, Bruce has enjoyed working with thousands of customers and technology stakeholders to better understand their problems and to address them with technology solutions and services.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
  • Eric Odell has over 15 years’ experience in enterprise technology as the head of product marketing for numerous B2B startups. His background includes mobile, email security & archiving, application lifecycle management, the cloud, and software development tools. His key expertise and research focuses on mobility and the user experience.
  • GTM Marketing for HP Software's ADM team. I am passionate about design, digital marketing, and emerging tech.
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  • Kelly has over 20 years experience with enterprise systems and software in individual contributor and manager roles across product management, business development and product marketing. A majority of my focus has been in areas directly related to applications spanning from developer environments, enterprise Java, integration middleware, SOA infrastructure, SOA Governance and now application lifecycle management. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Oded Klimer is a User Experience Manager & Strategist at HP. For more than a decade he has been Innovating, testing creating, and managing successful User Experiences with a wide variety of products for start-ups as well as fortune 500 companies. Oded holds an M.Sc. from the Technion, majoring in Human Factors Centered Design
  • Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • 36-year HP employee that writes technical information for HP Software Customers.
  • Functional Architect, FT
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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