- Original air date:
- Tues., June 28, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Build & Deployment Automation for the Lean Economy
Lean Software Development is a good match for these lean economic times. Despite the economy the pace of demands has not slowed, and the ever increasing need to do more continues. For build and release teams the demands come from all directions: The shorter cycle times of Agile means more builds, more deployments and more releases. The adoption of SOA means more complexity, more elements to juggle. The move to global, follow the sun, 24-hr development means more teams to service and less downtime. And in this economy adding headcount is likely not an option, instead you're told to get Lean and Mean. But how do you get to Lean and Mean without being stretched too thin?
This need to keep costs fixed while adding capacity makes improving efficiency key. Instead of attempting a whole-scale change to how you develop software the focus is on reducing waste. Lean Software Development offers valuable tools for identifying and removing waste, allowing you to deliver more in the same time and for the same cost. Build and deployment automation offer fertile ground for dramatic productivity gains that will improve the efficiency of the entire team.
Join us in this webinar to learn how to use the perspective of Lean Software Development to develop and implement your own program for improving efficiency through build and deployment automation:
- Learn about the dramatic gains other organizations have achieved through build and deployment automation;
- Discover the tools of Lean Software Development for spotlighting waste, and learn how to apply them in the build and release cycle; and
- Hear about common build and deployment productivity blockers and the best practices for removing them.
Eric Minick, UrbanCode Lead Consultant
Jeffrey Fredrick, UrbanCode Technical Evangelist
UrbanCode enables organizations to deliver software to production servers faster (physical, virtual, or cloud); resulting in decreased time to market, and accelerated pace of innovation through end-to-end software delivery. uDeploy, our Deployment Automation product, establishes repeatable, error-free, scalable application deployment processes, and provides visibility into what version is where. uBuild, our Build Management product, establishes repeatable and traceable build processes for large organizations with hundreds or thousands of developers, and provides visibility into organizational best practices; allowing development teams to scale while maintaining quality. Our approach is to harness the innate capabilities of computers to handle repetitive tasks in an error-free manner, thus freeing employees to engage in critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving.