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The DevOps movement is all about breaking down silos, integrating segmented disciplines, and shortening feedback loops

I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software that is both flexible and reliable.

As software development becomes an integral part of today's enterprise, and teams are often dispersed globally, it's important as a developer to have some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the heat when it comes to security, costs, and concerns about shadow IT.

Often IT leaders and software development leaders have different priorities; they may be competing for the ear of C-level executives when it comes to resources and urgency. It's important to remember that they have the same agenda-to ensure that the enterprise is producing the best quality product at speed-and that these different business segments can work together to align priorities and resources despite any initial clash of expectations.

In this webinar, I break down points of conflict and share tools for developers to use both with IT leaders and with their own team members to create greater organizational collaboration and efficiency.

Supporting your own team members and giving them agency to choose tools, for example, is a great way to contribute to a high-morale team, which will ultimately be more beneficial to your organization. This is just one example of the tips I provide in the Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit of Excellence webinar.

The DevOps movement is all about breaking down silos, integrating segmented disciplines, and shortening feedback loops throughout the software development lifecycle. By implementing DevOps practices for your development team, you can scale those best practices I mentioned across the entire organization more easily.

To hear additional best practices and learn how you can take steps toward a more successful software development team, you can listen to a replay of the webinar here, and we can dive deeper into these topics together. I am passionate about sharing the tools and tricks that have helped me as a developer over the last ten years and look forward to discussing how DevOps can transform your organization.

More Stories By Flint Brenton

Mr. Flint Brenton has extensive experience building successful software companies, with a proven track record of accelerating growth through innovation and sales execution. He is currently CEO of CollabNet, a Vector Capital-owned leader in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). He also serves as an operating partner at Vector, advancing its position as a transformational partner to technology businesses. Mr. Brenton is a member of the Software & Services Division (SSD), and is on the board of directors for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Previously, Mr. Brenton served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of IT operations analytics for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leader in application automation software. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his leadership while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions. Tidal Software was later acquired by Cisco and Mr. Brenton served in follow-on capacities there, including vice president of advanced services, and senior vice president of engineering for Cisco's cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. He also has held leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software and IBM. He received a master's in business and public management from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Union College.