Traditional approaches to delivery separate the development of software from the deployment and operation of software. This ‘siloed’ world slows delivery of new products, blocks visibility through to production and prevents teams from getting the feedback they need to improve. These things are precisely the opposite of what’s required in the new Digital Age.
DevOps solves these problems. It creates a continuous delivery ecosystem that streamlines the development, deployment, checking, monitoring and improvement of software and infrastructure. You’ll achieve improvement in velocity, quality and reliability of delivery.
Our team has worked on complex DevOps engagements for large enterprises across the world. We understand what it takes to adopt DevOps in a wide range of scenarios. With us, you can take your DevOps journey with confidence.
Deciding on how to start a DevOps change journey can be a daunting prospect. Our free eGuide, written by Peter-John Lightfoot, lays out the key areas, actors and activities that should align for successful change, along with some pragmatic approaches for change in the various roles that might collaborate.
DevOps is fast becoming the default approach to software delivery in the Digital Age – it has truly 'crossed the chasm'. The reason for this is simply that DevOps helps you to deliver business value sooner. But it's not the shiny new tools or, indeed, the automation that does this. It's because DevOps changes how IT departments, teams and management frameworks are organised. DevOps changes almost everything. Through our Digital Advisory service we can help guide you through those changes and adopt DevOps in the way that’s right for you. This excellent article in CIO.com sets the agenda for how you might think about adopting DevOps.
Your competitiveness increasingly depends on the people who deliver technology. By removing the blockages that get in their way and empowering them with end-to-end responsibility for delivery, you’ll be fast to market with the quality products your customers need. DevOps empowers people to deliver value fast. And continuously.
ensuring the team understands the business goals at a macro and project level
opening up visible business, delivery and technical metrics, monitoring and logs
assigning clear responsibility with authority to act to deliver the business goals
making the team responsible for end-to-end delivery, production support, technologies and tooling
providing the ability to make decisions, communicate rapidly and remove impediments
encouraging flat-structured, cross-functional teams, made up from the business and all technical areas touched on by delivery
Learning and Innovation
structuring for continuous improvement, making it safe-to-fail and encouraging experimentation
growing internal capabilities and making external knowledge, skills and experience available
These four Pillars of Empowerment are the glue in a Continuous Delivery ecosystem connecting people, process and technologies to deliver maximum value.
Gojko Adzic's talk on how to turn Continuous Delivery into a competitive advantage, focused on how it creates a fundamental change to the world around software teams. He states that to ignore these changes is dangerous – while embracing them opens up significant business opportunities.
DevOps is a movement that was brought about to break down the walls between Agile Development and IT Operations in order to work more efficiently and be more effective. In this article, Assurity DevOps Consultant Peter-John Lightfoot explores how this movement gained momentum and eventually made DevOps ‘a thing’.
We hosted our technology partner Chef at a Continuous Delivery Meetup in Wellington to discuss why DevOps adoption is critical for future success. Justin Arbuckle, VP Worldwide Transformation, CHEF, explores how software development teams need to evolve or die, that the team is now the product. “Deploying software fast is for real, hard economic reasons. If we can’t deliver continuously, the customers we are serving will be continuously switching away. The disrupters that are snapping at your heels are further along the curve. It’s down to us as teams to develop and make change happen.”
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Chef provides absolute agility to adapt your IT infrastructure to meet all your business needs and ensure compliance reliably, consistently and at velocity. Saves time, reduces errors.
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