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Ebony and Ivory - Agile and ITIL

Today technology has been integrated into almost every aspect of business and continues to grow in importance with every new innovation. It is impacting organizational structures, business processes, how and what products and services we offer to our customers.  This tidal wave of change is increasing in complexity and velocity.  These dynamics are shaping the strategies we must employ to manage our IT environments.
Given the changes that are happening in the digital world today, support organizations have had to look at how to enhance and speed up the traditional waterfall approach to management of our IT infrastructures.  ITIL and Agile are not contradictory of each other.Agile development provides opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout its development lifecycle.  It is amethodology on how to deliver projects, that is iterative, adaptive and an incremental approach to project management which can be used for almost any type of project.
ITILis about best practice…

You Don't Need a Weatherman to Tell Which Way the Wind is Blowing

Bob Dylan once wrote “The times they are a changing”
DevOps is a cultural and professional movement that improves IT's time to market through better communication, collaboration, integration and automation.  It is the intersection of development (software engineering), technology operations and quality assurance (QA). DevOps is as much about a different way of thinking as it is a different way of behaving.
Dev-Ops is a solution to a business problem - one that requires faster deployments, more innovation and tighter integration with all stakeholders. It is as much of a visionary shift as it is an opportunity to leverage build-deploy-operate technologies.
Visionary shifts require that an organization Create a sense of urgency, to stay stagnant is to fall behind the competition.Form a guiding coalition, get buy in from senior leadership and collaboration with middle management.Create a vision.  Apply agile tenets to the entire service lifecycle, breakdown complex processes into simple m…

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