Learn more about a 140-Point DevOps Assessment

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"As with any software company, you want to do the best you can for your customers and to provide a quality solution on time and on target. With a diverse product line whose mission is to revolutionize safety and security, we needed to focus on the disciplines that would make us the most successful across the company."
Jim Montagnino, CEO/President, NC4
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Overcoming Traditional Dev and Ops Mindsets

In our fast-paced, digital economy, meeting customer expectations through continuous delivery of high-quality software is a must. Unfortunately, developers and IT operations teams traditionally work in their own silos toward separate goals that often conflict with one another, leading to a slower rate of software development and decreased quality.

Developers are focused on developing new solutions for constantly changing market trends, business goals, and customer needs. Operations teams, on the other hand, are focused on maintaining a stable, reliable, optimized infrastructure, and each new change brings additional challenges and risks that they must work hard to manage. While developers embrace change and are encouraged to create new apps and innovative features, operations teams see change as the enemy, because it threatens stability.

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While each of these mindsets make sense independently, the organization must ultimately be able to set aside their conflicting agendas, and come together to achieve common goals and objectives.

Closing the Gap with Devops

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Team Gaps

When developers and operations teams are siloed off from one another, communication and handoffs suffer, queues and lead times become longer, and quality issues inevitably arise. Customers demand seamless, enjoyable software experiences, regardless of industry. They simply won’t tolerate the kinds of issues that the traditional approach creates.
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Agile Relationships

Fortunately, DevOps is a software development methodology that allows your organization to create an agile relationship between developers and operations by tearing down silos, improving communication and collaboration, and aligning goals and objectives.
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Eliminate Silos

With DevOps, your organization can eliminate these silos, achieve better and more frequent releases, implement automation into your development pipeline, and improve your ability to quickly deliver value to your customers.

Blazing the Trail: 

Our Dev On-Demand Approach

140-Point DevOps and Technical Practices Assessment

The first step toward developing a DevOps Delivery Engine is to complete our 140-Point DevOps and Technical Practices Assessment.

We have an extensive software background and depth of expertise across many developmental frameworks. This expertise enables us to conduct assessments that provide deep insight into the use of your tools and processes. We then use these insights to guide you on which tools will best fit within your organization.

  • Collaboration tools

  • Requirements and Sprint Management
  • Code Repository
  • Analysis of your entire DevOps Pipeline
  • How you build your environments

  • Native mobile app distribution
  • Native mobile remote DevOps agent
  • Environment monitoring


Based on the results of the assessment, we will create an ROI-based roadmap for developing a working DevOps Delivery Engine for your organization.

With this ROI-based roadmap, we will help you:

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Pick orchestration tool based on assessment
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Integration with corresponding tools to support delivery needs
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Pick scanning and automated testing tools
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Orchestration of the DevOps Tool-chain
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End-to-End Continuous Delivery Pipeline Management

Example of a working DevOps Delivery Engine:

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1. Commit

It starts with a user story and, based on the acceptance criteria, developers and testers will commit code to a source control repository.
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2. Build

A commit will kick off a build and, upon success, the unit tests will be run and static code analysis is performed to look at code quality and test coverage.
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3. Test

Now that we know we have a good build, we will deploy to a build verification server and run automated UI and integration tests. If these pass, we will store the build artifacts in an artifact repository. This artifact will be used for all subsequent deployments. From here, we will deploy to a test server and run automated security and performance tests.
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4. Stage and Deploy

Now the code is ready for manual review and to be deployed to a higher level environment.
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About Agile Trailblazers

AgileTrailblazers is a Digital Transformation consulting firm, passionate about enabling organizations to rapidly realize Continuous Business Value Delivery (CBVD)®, higher productivity and improved quality, through the use of lean and agile principles.

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We Are About Value Creation

We believe value creation is maximized by scaling efficiency and productivity to build sustainable organizations.
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Sustainable Organizations

We build sustainable organizations by enlisting thought leaders who unlock the human capabilities of initiative, creativity and passion.
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Continuous Innovation

We believe that successful companies continuously innovate - leveraging these entrepreneurial capabilities.

AgileTrailblazers are trusted partners that focus on helping our customers attain real business results by listening, collaborating, and solving our customer issues. Customers realize tremendous value through our proprietary Continuous Business Value Delivery®, AgileGPS® and AgiLEAD® capabilities.

Many customers across multiple industries, including Fortune 500 companies, rely on Agile Trailblazers Assessments to successfully jumpstart their Agile Transformation journey.

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