In order to improve efficiency, quality and effectiveness of the whole development and subsequent test and release cycle, there is a need for harmonious working practices between the IT and Development teams. Rather than just a separate set of principles and practices that closes the gap, DevOps has emerged as a direct and practical route to achieve this with a unified approach.
Delivering high-quality, modern applications requires DevOps tools and processes. Black Marble are internationally recognised experts in the Microsoft application lifecycle management offerings that enable your development teams to be more productive.
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a proven set of tools and processes that helps organisations manage the entire lifespan of application development, reduce cycles times, and eliminate waste. ALM integrates different teams, platforms, and activities, enabling a continuous flow of business value.
Black Marble is an internationally recognised specialist in the delivery of a full Application Lifecycle implementation. We were the first Microsoft Partner in the UK to achieve the Gold standard in the ALM Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, and our Engineering Director is an ALM Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and ALM Ranger, providing you with the confidence that your business is in safe, experienced hands.
Building on the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for ALM, Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. Highlighted as one of the only vendors to cover all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle, Microsoft’s core aspects of continuous value delivery meets the demands currently driving companies – an integrated team approach including enterprise agile and cloud computing.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
Microsoft has produced Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS), with tools for all of the phases of the project. TFS is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s developer platform solution and it automates the software delivery process and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
Black Marble works extensively with all versions of Visual Studio TFS, including Visual Studio Online, and our consultants are ready to deal with your DevOps and ALM needs using the latest tools from Microsoft.
With TFS, everyone on your team can collaborate more effectively, be more agile and deliver better quality software while building and sharing knowledge.
Black Marble's DevOps and ALM Practice
Black Marble has a range of offerings that ensure your organisation gets the most out of Visual Studio Desktop and Visual Studio TFS by adopting DevOps and at the core of your development business. From a Health Check of your existing system, through a Visual Studio implementation to a full end-to-end DevOps realisation, Black Marble can provide all the DevOps services you need.
Black Marble is authorised to redeem Software Assurance benefits against the cost of Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services (DT DPS).