One of the most difficult aspects of introducing DevOps to a business is to recognise the status quo, and what the potential challenges are. In many cases this really is crucial to understand how to begin the journey with an implementation roadmap that suits the specific DevOps maturity and needs of the organisation.
Small, agile companies tend to lend themselves well to the adoption of DevOps practices as they usually have lightweight governance processes which are easy to automate. However, larger enterprises with deeply rooted governance processes and strict rules can also benefit from DevOps improvements.
Speaking from the Chennai office, Gary Thornhill, Sandhata’s General Manager said, “We are pleased to announce our expansion in Chennai, it was a sensible choice for us as we are now closer to our existing and prospective clients in South India. Having offices in Hyderabad & Chennai, we believe will serve much better for our clients and growing business.”
Across all application teams, but particularly those who are trying to embrace DevOps principles, dashboard technology has an important role to play. Dashboards are key enablers for collaboration within and across teams, and they are excellent at driving the application team in the right direction. They can be the boost that your team needs to get to the next level in your DevOps journey.
A key part of your DevOps programme, and instrumental in its success, is how DevOps and your applications are measured. If this measurement is done well, it will provide accurate ROI, help you to manage progress towards your DevOps goals, and be a great help in evangelising DevOps success.
Once the big decision has been made to go for DevOps in your organization (or at least give it a go), what do you do next? Below are my suggestions for things which should be considered at this early stage if you want to get started with a successful DevOps programme.
Following on from my previous post entitled 7 Steps to Start your DevOps Initiative, I thought I’d talk a bit about DevOps in the long term. Something which can easily be missed when on the DevOps journey is how to keep the momentum and make sure that good DevOps principles are not lost after the initial driving phase.
This blog follows on from last week’s Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative – part 1. The paper “Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative” by Ronni Colville (2014) lists 7 key recommendations for successfully implementing DevOps. Below I continue my discussion and share my insights for steps 5 – 7.
I attended a DevOps Connect breakfast briefing at The Royal Exchange on Wednesday 4th February 2015. The briefing, run by Ranger4 and DevOps.com, was centred around a Gartner paper released in 2014 called Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative by Ronni Colville. This paper lists 7 key recommendations for successfully implementing DevOps. In this post I discuss my insights for each step, based on my experience as well as discussions triggered from this breakfast briefing.