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HP Software's community for IT leaders // April 2014

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Agile + mobile: It’s all about performance

Gain top-performing applications without slowing down development through this five-stage framework.

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Analyst insight

From Agile development to true fast delivery

Get Forrester’s perspective: Whether you’re delivering once a year or once a week, there are ways to deliver faster.

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IT success means maximizing your “return on risk”

With IT driving the business, CIOs need to be smart, economical risk-takers. Here’s your approach to innovation—and adding bottom-line value.

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Forrester: The basis for Agile success

Forrester analyst Kurt Bittner discusses successful Agile adoption, continuous integration, automated testing and deployment, and more.

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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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Faster dev, better apps

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Percentage of businesses with mobile apps in production (19 percent are piloting mobile apps, and 33 percent are in the planning stages).1


Percentage of companies that have implemented DevOps (another 21 percent plan to implement by the end of 2014).2


Percentage of companies that see or expect significantly improved infrastructure stability from DevOps (51 percent expect to see only some improvement).2

"CIO Magazine Tech Poll: Tech Priorities,", December 2013
"2014 DevOps Survey," Michael A. Davis, Information Week, January 2014

One question

Q: How can you fix an unhealthy Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)?

A: To create a cure, you must first identify the symptoms, and then treat the infection. To do this, I recommend that you do a complete health check at least once a year on both the tools and the process. This can be as straightforward as running diagnostic tools, viewing the support tickets over the last year, and having your administrator send out a survey to the users. If this doesn’t cover all of your bases, you can also review the original goals of the tools and processes and what they were designed and implemented to address. Evaluate if it has contributed to the overall productivity of the teams. I also encourage you to review the cost-effectiveness and return on investment on a regular cadence.

— Michael Deady, HP ALM Evangelist, on the Application Lifecycle Management and Application Transformation blog  

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