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Agile methodology for DevOps and O&M

Agile methodology for DevOps and O&M

        Filed under: Agile Software Development

Typical Agile methodologies such as Scrum, where it’s common to have regular rituals, and lock user stories during the sprint to avoid interruptions, don’t usually work for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) projects, and DevOps, because the activities in that type of projects are usually unpredictable, and priorities change rapidly and really often. Kanban is a…

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About the Webinar: High-Performance Teams – Why the ‘Who’ Matters Less

About the Webinar: High-Performance Teams – Why the ‘Who’ Matters Less

        Filed under: Agile Software Development

This month’s webinar from the Scrum Alliance was: High-Performance Teams: Why the ‘Who’ Matters Less, by Fabian Schwartz. He began the webinar by talking about the 2004 USA Olympic Basketball team. For those of us who don’t follow the Olympics, or any sports at all, the USA Olympic Basketball team usually wins gold. But on…

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How to Debug using Xdebug and PHPStorm from a Remote Server

How to Debug using Xdebug and PHPStorm from a Remote Server

        Filed under: How to, Web Development

I know what you’re thinking. Who in their right mind would want to develop using a remote server when you have Docker and all that other useful stuff? But, trust me, if you come into this unfortunate situation, you’ll be sending me all your love (or a beer, which is almost the same thing). Scenarios:…

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How to Setup a New Git Repository

How to Setup a New Git Repository

        Filed under: How to

Git is a popular version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. Every Git directory on every computer is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking abilities, independent of network access or a central server. This article contains the very basic steps to…

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washington dc wordpress maintenance

washington dc wordpress maintenance

        Filed under: Web Design

inQbation is a Washington DC based company operating out of the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) building and we offer WordPress maintenance for government agencies and nonprofit organizations.


Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 2)

Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 2)

        Filed under: Drupal, How to, Web Development

  Hi again! If you haven’t read the first part of this article, then you might want to give a look at Continuous Deployment for Drupal 7 (part 1) before moving onto this one. If you already read it, then great! Let’s continue then. At this point you know that to implement your continuous deployment workflow for…

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About the webinar: Top 10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

About the webinar: Top 10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

        Filed under: Agile Software Development

  I recently watched a webinar from the Scrum Alliance: Top 10 Secrets of Agile Transformation. It was delivered by Michael Sahota, founder of the Toronto Agile community. In it, Sahota shared the 10 secrets he follows when helping create a successful Agile transformation, based on his experience as a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach℠….

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Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

Create an email forwarder in Google Groups – the right way

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Google Groups is a great tool because it allows you to have discussions inside your organization (or with the entire world, if you want). It works as a sort of forum, accessible through a URL, where people can go and check the discussion topics and post their replies — they can reply over email as well. From time to time…

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Agile Procurement Strategy

Agile Procurement Strategy

        Filed under: Agile Software Development

  Effective agile software development begins with a procurement team that understands what’s important in a contract for agile development. Often, customers require fixed price proposals even though requirements are not fully defined in the RFQ.  How can vendors submit fixed price proposals when requirements are unclear? Fortunately, agile allows for that. Contract Phase 1…

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