How to Define IT Operations

How to Define IT Operations

A Glimpse into Kanban, DevOps, and the Theory of Constraints, IT Service Management and ITIL. Despite being one of the most important fields in large-scale organizations, it’s difficult to clearly define IT Operations with just a few words. Always walking the line between tech management and quality assurance, the IT Operations team has their hand in everything from infrastructure maintenance to ensuring finished products meet the customers’ needs and expectations, and everything in between.

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What’s “Broken” in IT Operations?

What's "Broken" in IT Operations

Managing IT Operations can feel like fighting an uphill battle. From ensuring the security of sensitive data to implementing new software solutions, the IT Operations team is expected to juggle a number of tasks at any given time. As such, many of these teams struggle to manage tasks and meet deadlines—not always because of performance issues, but due to the overwhelming nature of their line of work.

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Top 6 Software Development Methodologies

Top 6 Software Development Methodologies

Looking to add more structure to your software development workflow? Selecting the right software development methodology for your product organization depends largely on your team size, goals, and other factors. Here is an overview of the most widely utilized and recognized software development methodologies to help you decide which is right for your team.

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Your Guide to Agile Methodologies

Agile Methodologies

Agile, Scrum, FDD, Lean, and Kanban There are many methodologies that are considered to be Agile, and several that are similar enough that they’re worth mentioning as part of a larger conversation about workflow and resource management. Within one organization, there can be teams practicing Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and others—how do you know which of these Agile methodologies is right for…

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Spotlight on Women in Lean: Julia Wester

In March, SolutionsIQ included us in their article, “Getting to Equal in an Agile Workplace,” as one of the tools that can help teams achieve transparency while tracking the progress of their work. Throughout the article, author Hanna Gnann offered a fresh take on how companies can strive to achieve equality for women in the workplace using an agile mindset. At…

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5 Lean Blogs to Help You Improve Efficiency

A key part of continuous improvement (one of the pillars of Lean) is continuous education - keeping your brain actively engaged with Lean ideas. Reading Lean blogs can keep Lean principles and practices top of mind as you make decisions in work and in life. It can help you remember to use a testing mindset with both your marketing campaigns…

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5 Benefits of Lean for Marketers

Being a effective marketer today requires creativity, strategic thinking, and most importantly - focus. With thousands of channels and mediums available to market to prospects and customers, and hundreds of marketing tools to choose from when creating our tech stacks, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. All too often, as marketers we focus our efforts on the…

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