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Webcast: How Lean Agile Changes the Product Manager's Job

Posted by Jon Friedman on Mon, Nov 04, 2013
  
  

On Thursday, November 7, Andy Singleton, CEO and Founder of Assembla, will be presenting a live webcast for the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA.org): “How Lean Agile Changes the Product Manager’s Job.”

Watch the video introduction below. For more information and registration, go to the PDMA web site. There is a registration fee.

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Continuous Agile: Release More Frequently Workshop [Video]

Posted by adam feber on Thu, Sep 12, 2013
  
  

In this recorded webinar, Andy Singleton, CEO of Assembla, describes key techniques for implementing Continuous Agile and releasing software every day.

Topics covered include:

  • Gaining a competitive advantage by releasing continuously 
  • Task management as it changes from Scrum to Scrumban to Kanban
  • Centralized vs distributed continuous delivery
  • Test layering, product switches and "unveiling" new features
  • The changing roles of product managers, developers, QA and senior managers
  • Questions and answers - Scroll to 25:00 to listen to Q&A
If you are interested in releasing more frequently, check out the Unblock! ebook, a free ebook that covers how to adopt and manage a Continuous Agile process

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Release More Frequently Online Workshop - September 10

Posted by Andy Singleton on Tue, Sep 03, 2013
  
  

I will be leading a webinar on Tuesday, September 10 to show some of our material on Continuous Agile and help you release more frequently.

Webinar on Tuesday, September 10

  • Noon-1:00 pm EDT
  • 9:00-10:00 am PDT
  • 16:00-17:00 UTC

Register here.

Continuous delivery is taking over the software business.  Our master plan to get continuous is simple: 1) Release more frequently;  2) Improve.  Everyone who watches this should get some hints to help release more frequently.

I will tell story of how Assembla moved from one release a month to ten or more per day, and touch on some other stories from Google, outsourced development, and mobile.  I will review our ebook and other references, so you can find the relevant material.  Then, I hope to take some questions and work through some specific issues.  I have been doing this type of workshop in person with software teams and learning a lot.

  • Coding workflows
  • Streamline testing and deployment
  • "Unveil" new features to selected audiences
  • Blend individual contributors and Scrum teams
  • Change the roles of developers, product managers, QA staff and DevOps
  • Reduce stress for the development team

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Production Monitoring: See the Webinar You Missed

Posted by Michael Chletsos on Wed, May 22, 2013
  
  

I just finished up a webinar entitled Production Monitoring: The Key Steps Towards Continuous Delivery, presented with Airbrake.io The webinar focused on how Production Monitoring is the most important process in any application, but particularly online applications when practicing Continuous Delivery.


 

The Key Points were:

  • Continuous Delivery is not a process that I can define for you, rather its a goal.
  • The Goal of being able to continuously deliver your code to QA/UAT or Production and react in real time to the results of the release.
  • Iteration Planning is Stressful
  • Confidence in Releases is Key to Automating Deploys
  • Confidence in Code is Key to Moving Fast
  • More Data and Less Stress

If you missed the webinar, you can view it above or watch it on youtube and/or download the slides.

At the end of the webinar, I was left wondering: How does Assembla fit into the Continuous Delivery Pipeline? Stay tuned, more to come.

To Learn More about Continuous Delivery checkout some of my other blog postings:

Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment vs Continuous Integration 

Distributed Continuous Integration - Keep the Mainline Clean 

Avoiding Premature Integration or: How we learned to stop worrying and ship software every day

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Scaling Agile with Continuous Delivery and Subversion [Video]

Posted by Jon Friedman on Wed, Nov 28, 2012
  
  

On November 15, Assembla and WANdisco presented a webinar Beyond Scrum: Scaling Agile with Continuous Delivery and SubversionFor those that did not get a chance to register or attend, the video and slides are below. Enjoy. 

 

View and download the slides

In this 30-minute webinar Andy Singleton of Assembla and Scott Rudenstein of WANdisco described how to go beyond traditional Scrum principles and scale to globally distributed teams with continuous delivery and Subversion.

They discussed how to:

  • Achieve continuous delivery using branch, merge and code review techniques.
  • Accelerate the work and coordination of multiple distributed teams without lengthy meetings.
  • Improve performance and security management, while replicating real-time repositories, within a centrally-managed Subversion infrastructure.

 Other Releated Resources from our Blog:

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Upcoming Webinar: Scaling Agile with Continuous Delivery and Subversion

Posted by Jon Friedman on Mon, Nov 05, 2012
  
  


On November 15, Assembla and WANdisco are presenting a webinar: 

Beyond Scrum: Scaling Agile with Continuous Delivery and Subversion

Andy Singleton of Assembla and Scott Rudenstein of WANdisco will describe how to go beyond traditional Scrum principles and scale to globally distributed teams with continuous delivery and Subversion.

In this 30-minute webinar you’ll learn how to:

  • Achieve continuous delivery using branch, merge and code review techniques.
  • Accelerate the work and coordination of multiple distributed teams without lengthy meetings.
  • Improve performance and security management, while replicating real-time repositories, within a centrally-managed Subversion infrastructure.

Thursday, November 15th at 20:00 CEST | 2:00 pm EST | 1:00 CST | noon MST | 11:00 PST | 19:00 UTC

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The Future of Cloud Development: Where is it going? [Video]

Posted by adam feber on Thu, Oct 11, 2012
  
  


Below is a recording from the September 26th event, "The Future of Cloud Development," where Andy Singleton, CEO of Assembla, digs deep into the changes affecting cloud-based application development. 

Andy focuses in on the trend of teams moving away from a traditional Scrum process and more towards scalable Agile practices that leverage cloud-based resources like continuous integration and on-demand test environments to achieve continuous delivery.

To learn more about how Assembla can help you achieve continuous delivery, check out Assembla's professional services.

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Beyond Scrum: Introducing Simple Scalable Agile Development [Video]

Posted by Jon Friedman on Thu, Sep 27, 2012
  
  


On 9/25/2012, Assembla and Perforce presented a webinar titled "Beyond Scrum: Introducing Simple Scalable Agile Development." It is very clear that this is a hot topic with over 1,000 people registering for the webinar. For those that did not get a chance to register or attend, the video and slides are below. Enjoy. 

 View and download the slides.

Webinar Overview:

Scrum is the most popular Agile process, and aspects like the daily meeting are familiar to most developers and businesspeople. But it's not for everyone.

Scrum was designed for small collocated teams working on simple projects. Larger Scrum projects can experience hierarchical planning, integration nightmares, and inefficient use of resources.

In this webinar you'll see an Agile framework that avoids these problems by recognizing the concept that managing code is often easier than managing people.

Other Releated Resources from our Blog:

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Webinar: Beyond Scrum - Introducing Simple Scalable Agile Development

Posted by Jon Friedman on Fri, Sep 07, 2012
  
  


On September 25 Assembla and Perforce are presenting a new webinar: 

Beyond Scrum: Introducing Simple Scalable Agile Development

Scrum is the most popular Agile process, and aspects like the daily meeting are familiar to most developers and businesspeople. But it's not for everyone.

Scrum was designed for small collocated teams working on simple projects. Larger Scrum projects can experience hierarchical planning, integration nightmares, and inefficient use of resources.

In this webinar viewers will see...

  • An Agile framework that avoids these problems by recognizing the concept that managing code is often easier than managing people 
  • A demonstration of this framework that uses Assembla's hosted planning tools and Perforce repositories. 

Presented by:

Andy Singleton, CEO of Assembla, and Randy DeFauw, Technical Marketing Manager at Perforce

Tuesday, September 25 | 19:00 CEST | 1:00 pm EDT | noon CDT | 11:00 am MDT | 10:00 PDT

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You can also try Perforce on Demand, hosted by Assembla here.

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Combining Scrum, Kanban, and Scalable Agile Webinar [Video]

Posted by adam feber on Thu, Mar 15, 2012
  
  


View and download the slides from the webinar here

This webinar covered how to accelerate software development by combining elements of Scrum (with fixed-length sprints), Kanban (continuous flow with rapid completion of each selected task), and Scalable Agile (multiple contributing teams working on a big project).

Agile expert Damon Poole describes how to introduce Kanban into a Scrum process, how to accelerate development with "One Piece Flow", and how to coordinate the work of multiple teams.

Assembla founder Andy Singleton previewed his vision of Scalable Agile, and showed two related features. The "Simple Planner" view of Assembla tickets with an AJAX UI helps you to move effortlessly between Scrum iteration planning and Kanban. The Advanced Merge Request feature can help you manage continuous development and release.

Questions ans answers from the webinar have been posted in a seperate blog post.

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