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.

The 7 Best DevOps Books

              With the relative newness of DevOps, there are not yet a ton of DevOps books. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of the 7 best DevOps books based on four criteria: the number of … Continue reading

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How to Become a Software Craftsman

              How to become a Software Craftsman has become a huge subtext in the software community and the development conversation. One of the things that I’ve been exploring is how do we get there? … Continue reading

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DevOps Culture and the Informed Workspace

              While the DevOps culture has been heavily focused on what tools to use, little thought has been given to what type of workspaces are needed. Ever since the early days of agile, the … Continue reading

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