ODC opening ceremony, with pictures! Our brand new dedicated RBS ODC is now open in Chennai (India). This ODC enables us to provide better value to RBS as we are now optimally placed to provide them with the same top-quality service as an extension of their team, while we bear the office overhead cost. This high-spec facility enables us to deliver top quality projects at a lower cost and gives us capability to scale up and down in line with our client requirements.
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.
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.
There are many articles about what needs to be done to adopt DevOps successfully, but in this blog we’re going to focus on organisational readiness. The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of the key organisational factors and considerations which help to determine whether a DevOps initiative is really needed for your business – and whether it is likely to be successful in your organisation at the current time.
DevOps adoption is pretty ubiquitous at the moment. It is touted as a no-brainer that ‘everyone needs to jump on the DevOps bandwagon’. But is DevOps really guaranteed to deliver on everything it promises for your organisation?
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.
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.
In the world of DevOps, everybody knows that getting the culture right is critical to business success. But how can it be done? In my opinion, it is largely about establishing the right communication baseline within teams and across the organisation.
It’s been said many times before, but culture truly is a crucial aspect of any DevOps journey. Cultural changes usually form a big part of any DevOps undertaking – and with the wrong mindset, it’s easy to end up with a culture of blame.
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.