Author Archives: Steve Ropa

About Steve Ropa

Steve Ropa has more than 25 years of experience in software development and 15 years of experience working with agile methods. Steve is passionate about bridging the gap between the business and technology and nurturing the change in the nature of development. As an agile coach and VersionOne product trainer, Steve has supported clients across multiple industry verticals including: telecommunications, network security, entertainment and education. A frequent presenter at agile events, he is also a member of Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. In his personal time, Steve plays principal trombone in a regional orchestra and is an avid woodworker.

Are You Agile Enough for DevOps?

One of the biggest buzzwords in the industry lately is DevOps.  We all know by now what DevOps is intended to offer, and most organizations are looking for at least some subset of the promise of a continuous delivery flow … Continue reading

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So…when does the healing begin?

Many people have commented on the statement that Kent Beck made in Snowbird around his purpose for the meeting.  I wasn’t there of course, so I am most likely paraphrasing, but the generally accepted representation was that he wanted to “heal … Continue reading

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State of Agile: Are Distributed Teams Here to Stay?

The 10th annual State of Agile Report is out.  I love reading the results of these surveys, as I learn so much about what other businesses are thinking and doing in the agile software development arena. Each year the results show the … Continue reading

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