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Conway’s Law – What can it teach us about DevOps?

I first heard about Conway’s Law from reading the DevOps Handbook (an excellent read, by the way, if you want to dive head first into DevOps). I was intrigued by how this idea came from slightly left-field, yet seemed to have big implications for businesses on their journey to increased efficiency.

In this blog, you will learn what Conway’s Law is and how it is relevant for your business – whether you are in the middle of a DevOps transformation or just taking your first steps.

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DevOps In Regulated Industries

Does DevOps Work in Highly Regulated Industries?

DevOps is best suited to digital start-ups with minimal regulation and few restrictions, right?

Initially the DevOps movement stemmed from the agile, innovative, born-on-the-web companies who were able to change their way of working quickly. However, the principles and practices are completely transferrable to all organisation types. This includes those at the other end of the spectrum – where processes are very tightly controlled and regulation dictates a significant part of the business investment.

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What makes the agile team tick

We’ve all heard the cliché: Agile teams are self-organised and self-managed.

However, if it’s that simple, why are organisations not consistently churning out self-managed teams delivering solutions in a smooth manner? In reality, there are plenty of dynamics involved in enabling agile teams, and there are multiple factors that play a big part in nurturing self-managed teams.

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What DevOps is NOT

What DevOps is NOT

It seems like DevOps is absolutely everywhere now. Pretty much every company is talking about it – even if they are not ready to explore it yet. In this DevOps adoption frenzy, it is inevitable that some of the core principles of DevOps (what it is, how it adds value to your business, etc.) will get watered down. When DevOps is mandated, the word itself becomes overused and the core message can get lost.

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What a difference a Platform makes

Over the last few weeks, we have been publishing a few articles about the Live DevOps Innovation Platform, and how we built it. But I’d like to take the opportunity to share some of the benefits that we, as Sandhata consultants, have seen – so far – as a result of building this new DevOps platform and the application Sandhata Bank.

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How we built a Live DevOps Innovation Platform

We recently announced the arrival of our Live DevOps Innovation Platform built in-house here at Sandhata. I wanted to share some of the tools we have used for it so far, as well as my personal experiences on this platform, as it has been very interesting and a big learning experience for me.

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DevOps is the antidote for Shadow IT

DevOps – the antidote to Shadow IT?

Shadow IT is defined as an IT system, project or service which is built without the formal knowledge and ownership of the IT department. The result of Shadow IT is usually a dispersed IT ecosystem which is not centrally managed or controlled. With the increase in self-service availability of apps, platforms and infrastructure, some people feel that Shadow IT is an unstoppable force. However – DevOps may just be the antidote to this issue.

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