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Based upon industry standards and frameworks this course introduces the technology professional to all of the principles,concepts and hands-on best practices necessary to establish comprehensive configuration and release management functions. Discussing both CM as it is practiced in product companies and IT organizations; Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs provide expert guidance on establishing configuration management best practices.

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Join us for a 2-day Configuration Management Best Practices live virtual
training November 3rd - November 4th 2015 - 1pm to 4pm ET

Instructor: Bob Aiello

  • Implement effective source code management practices including multiple variants
  • Automate application build, package and deployment
  • Establish effective IT controls that can support IT governance and compliance
  • Utilize industry standards (e.g. IEEE, ISO, EIA) and frameworks (e.g. Cobit, ITIL) to establish best practices
  • Create a configuration management function that continuously grows and improves

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Daily Schedule
Day 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Day 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT

Configuration Management Concepts
Configuration identification
Status accounting
Change control
Configuration auditing (physical and functional)

Source Code Management
Sandboxes and workspaces
Variant management
Handling bugfixes

Build Engineering
Versions IDs and branding executables
Automating the build
Build tools to choose from including Ant, Maven, Make and MS Build
Role of the build engineer
Continuous integration

Environment Configuration
Supporting code promotion
Implementing tokens
Practical use of CMDBs
Managing environments

Change Control
Types of change control
Rightsizing the change control process
The 29 minute change control meeting
Driving the process through change control

Release Management
Packaging the release
Ergonomics of release management
RM as coordination
Driving the RM process

Staging the release
Deployment frameworks

Architecting Your Application for CM
CM-driven development
How CM facilitates good development
Build engineering as a service

Hardware CM
Managing hardware configuration items
Hybrid hardware/software CM

Process Engineering (Rightsizing)
Hybrid approaches
Agile process maturity

Establishing IT Governance
Establishing IT governance
Improving the process

What You Need to Know About Compliance
Common compliance requirements
Establishing IT controls

Standards and Frameworks
What you need to know about standards and frameworks

CM Assessments
Evaluating the existing CM practices
Documenting “as-is” and “to-be”
Writing your CM best practices implementation plan

Virtual Package Includes:

· Easy course access: You attend training right from your computer, and communication is handled by a phone conference bridge utilizing Cisco’s WebEx technology. That means you can access your training course quickly and easily and participate freely.

· Live, expert instruction: See and hear your instructor presenting the course materials and answering your questions in real-time.

· Valuable course materials: Our live-virtual training uses the same valuable course materials as our classroom training. Students will have direct access to the course materials.

· Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide students with hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.

· Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.

· Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live-virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.

· Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than three hours per day. This schedule makes it easy for you to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.

· Small class size: Live-virtual courses are limited to the same small class sizes as our instructor-led training. This provides you with the opportunity for personal interaction with the instructor.



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Hi, I am excited to invite you to subscribe to our new online publication which provides guidance on Configuration Management Best Practices, Agile Application Lifecycle Management (including videos) and, of course DevOps. Our publication explains hands-on best practices required to implement just enough process to ensure that you can build software and systems that are reliable and secure. Based upon our new book, Agile Application Lifecycle Management - Using DevOps to Drive Process Improvement, the Agile ALM DevOps Journal seeks to promote a dialogue that is really needed in the industry today. We will discuss practical approaches to implementing the Agile ALM using DevOps best practices including continuous integration, delivery and deployment. We will also discuss process improvement strategies that work in large organizations that must comply with federal regulatory guidelines, along with smaller teams that may very well grow as they become successful. We are taking this journey together and our goal is to ensure that you have a voice and can share your experiences along with learning from other colleagues too. Enjoy Leslie Sachs's amazing column: Personality Matters and Bob Aiello's column: Behaviorally Speaking. We will also report on major incidents where organizations clearly need to improve on their ability to develop and deliver software effectively, including the recent Southwest systems glitches which resulted in thousands of flights being cancelled and thousands more being delayed. We will also bring you exciting technical product announcements such as jfrog's new xray, which helps to scan your runtime objects, including docker images, for vulnerabilities. This is an exciting time to be in the technology field. Join the revolution! You can submit your articles for publication to share your own knowledge and experience!  Subscribe to receive your copy and register so that you can comment online Bob Aiello http://www.linkedin.com/in/BobAiello @bobaiello, @agilealmdevops, @cmbestpractices This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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