DevOps from the Front Lines: Enterprise Adoption Principles and Pitfalls
So, what do I think of when I’m told a company wants to adopt DevOps? The
first thing that comes to mind is the size of the organization, and how far
they want to take DevOps best practices. I really want to know what DevOps
adoption will mean for the company.
In my experience, it gets especially interesting for large organizations that
rely on a lot of applications and teams. There are important principles that
support adoption. First, adoption should include a clear directive of how
people and processes will be organized to manage application lifecycles and
their interdependencies. Adoption also includes selecting the optimal
technologies to manage the lifecycle and pipeline.
Next, DevOps governance should specifically address:
Cloud-based infrastructure services – both private and public optio... (more)
The Art of DevOps: An Introduction to the Landscape
Welcome to my four-part series on what I'm going to call the Art of DevOps.
We will embark on a mission to reveal the extremely valuable intelligence
that's been collected about a unique strategy to continuously deliver assets
to the operational battleground safely, securely and quickly. This strategy
drives optimal monitoring of the frontlines and enhanced communications with
the troops supporting the initial development. I do make the assumption that
most of you are battle-worthy veterans in one or more of the environments
The Art of DevOps | Part 3
In this 4-part blog series, I am exposing DevOps best practices using a
metaphor inspired by the famous 6th century Chinese manuscript: "The Art of
War." It is worth reminding that Sun Tzu, just like me, considered war as a
necessary evil, which must be avoided whenever possible. What are we fighting
for here? Ultimately, we're fighting for the absolute best services and
features that we can deliver to our customers as quickly as we possibly can,
and to eliminate the "War Room" scenario we are all so familiar with.
When we last left off, the troops had ... (more)
Welcome to Part Two of my four-part series on The Art of DevOps. I had set
the stage in Part One so in this article I will focus on the primary
objectives in executing a solid DevOps operation specifically within the
Islands of Development. The intel herein revolves around clear, concise
communications and sharpening defenses in the continuous delivery pipeline by
engaging a higher level of intelligence: advanced performance management.
Let's hunker down and scrutinize the critical drills used to research, build
and assemble assets for better quality, precision and readiness befo... (more)