DevOps According to Sandhata

Here at Sandhata, we don’t just do DevOps. We enable you to do it.

We actively engage with your business and become an integrated part of your IT development team, enabling and empowering your organisation to fully embrace the speed and flexibility that DevOps offers.

Our DevOps services are divided into three discrete areas – Advisory Services, Management Consultancy and Technical Consultancy.

Our Advisory Service allows us to understand your business drivers and your current challenges. This is where your DevOps journey well and truly begins.

The success of an enterprise-wide DevOps strategy depends entirely on your organisation’s ability to move as one single entity – both culturally and technically. Through a DevOps Readiness Assessment, we speak with all stakeholders to bring together all the varying views on DevOps and produce an overall status report that is easy to understand.

From this point of clarity, we can identify your Key Performance Indicators and make them meaningful and measurable. After all, you can’t manage what you can’t measure.

Assessment

Looking to start enabling DevOps in your business? Give yourself the best chances of success by working with us to establish the steps needed.

Transformation

DevOps is not just a methodology, it’s a culture. Without management understanding the impact of a major shift in the way the business operates and collaborates, DevOps initiatives run the risk of failing.

Technology

A successful DevOps strategy relies heavily on the correct technology, tooling, and implementation processes. With the right guidance, your business can quickly see value from your IT investment.

KPI & Analytics

If you can’t measure DevOps, you can’t manage it. Knowing which Key Performance Indicators to track – and how to analyse that information – is a critical part of DevOps management.

Assessment

Looking to start enabling DevOps in your business? Give yourself the best chances of success by working with us to establish the steps needed.

The main objective of our DevOps readiness assessment service is to help your organisation understand the status quo and to begin your DevOps journey with an implementation roadmap that suits your specific needs.

How does it work?
Our senior consultants will interview various stakeholders and conduct discovery workshops to capture information in a structured way. The results will then be presented in a report covering process gap analysis, delivery pipeline heat map, tools inventory, current KPIs, DevOps maturity levels based on our DevOps Maturity Model, DevOps roadmap and key recommendations.

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Transformation

DevOps is not just a methodology, it’s a culture. Without management understanding the impact of a major shift in the way the business operates and collaborates, DevOps initiatives run the risk of failing.

Any business has a large number of moving parts that need to work in harmony for DevOps to be successful. By placing people and cultural transformation at the heart of the DevOps adoption, the entire process can be orchestrated from start to finish.

How does it work?
Our Advisory consultants will manage your DevOps strategy ensuring that People, Process and Technology are addressed in a cohesive long-term plan. They will ensure that the DevOps adoption begins with a full understanding of the current state and the agreement of a strategic DevOps roadmap. Once we infuse collaboration into all parts of the delivery lifecycle, you will be able to keep employees engaged and motivated throughout this cultural change.

Technology

A successful DevOps strategy relies heavily on the correct technology, tooling, and implementation processes. With the right guidance, your business can quickly see value from your IT investment.

Enabling DevOps in an organisation often requires effective change management of IT. This can be challenging for teams where processes and structures are well established.

How does it work?

By collaborating closely with your leadership team, we can provide the advice needed for optimising the technology landscape to achieve DevOps goals. We support technology managers with developing a technology strategy, selecting tools, and rationalising any investment needed. We then offer hands-on guidance and support for the business throughout the planning phase all the way to implementation, enablement and training.

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KPI & Analytics

If you can’t measure DevOps, you can’t manage it. Knowing which Key Performance Indicators to track – and how to analyse that information – is a critical part of DevOps management.

The three areas you need to measure and analyse are cost, reliability, and effectiveness. This can’t be done using separate collections of metrics from the various teams, but needs to be an end-to-end image of the performance across the entire DevOps lifecycle.

How does it work?

As part of our DevOps Advisory services, we help you identify the most relevant KPIs for your specific organisation. We will help you set a number of KPIs that will serve as the best indicators of performance and show you how to track, analyse and report on these metrics. Once the actual KPI framework is set, you will be able to easily measure and report on the agreed points on a continual basis.

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The Sandhata Management Consultancy Service is where we deliver your evolving DevOps strategy into the organisation.

We understand the challenge of change and disruption. But we also know how to marry functional delivery with DevOps innovation – through technology, process and people management. Our experienced management consultants can help you navigate the DevOps journey while still meeting the business needs for functional change.

Change
Management

Introducing DevOps to an organisation often requires significant changes in attitude and business processes, in order to achieve long-term strategic goals.

Optimisation
Management

In any organisation, you want to ensure that all team members are contributing to the overall business improvements goals. This is particularly important for DevOps.

Agile & Lean
Management

With the help of an Agile framework, you will be able to complement your DevOps transformation through building, coaching and managing high-performing teams with a clear focus.

DevOps Delivery
Management

Does your organisation need to improve your ability to manage the process, technology and people involved in achieving Continuous Delivery?

DevOps Change Management

Introducing DevOps to an organisation often requires significant changes in attitude and business processes, in order to achieve long-term strategic goals.

The main objective of DevOps Change Management is to align all the moving pieces such as technology, process, and culture. We understand how difficult it is to not only introduce new methods and systems but to get people to use them.

How does it work?

We understand the challenge of change. By collaborating with your leadership team, we are able to deliver assessments, risk profile, and change management strategies. We can help you address any communication gaps and achieve a measurable adoption that leads to rapid return on investment.

Optimisation Management

In any organisation, you want to ensure that all team members are contributing to the overall business improvements goals. This is particularly important for DevOps.

Successful DevOps management needs to deliver transparent, consistent, proven value to the business in order to achieve overall efficiency.

How does it work?

We help you to set goals around optimisation, and to ensure every part of the DevOps process is measured and proven to actively contribute to the efficiency of the business. This will give all members of staff a clear view of the vision for the end result, which also supports motivation and ambition internally.

Agile & Lean Management

With the help of an Agile framework, you will be able to complement your DevOps transformation through building, coaching and managing high-performing teams with a clear focus.

Agile Development represents an iterative and incremental software development methodology. Agile is a powerful approach when structuring the delivery and operations organisations into scrum teams with unified goals.

How does it work?

Adopting Agile and Lean approaches often entails a cultural shift, and many teams struggle with the concept initially. We support your organisation with the coaching and enablement needed to define, introduce and manage a tailored Agile process that will maximise the efficiency of the team.

DevOps Delivery Management

Does your organisation need to improve your ability to manage the process, technology and people involved in achieving Continuous Delivery?

It is crucial for your delivery teams to have clear direction and management. Every team member needs a defined focus on how to deliver each individual function in line with the organisation’s Continuous Delivery strategy, engineering standards, policies and DevOps goals.

How does it work?

With our help, you can effectively create the culture, technology and processes needed to deliver consistent results. We can support you in not only defining the framework of organisational goals, but also ensure that you stay within agreed standards and policies. By streamlining the way your teams operate, you can massively improve the speed and quality of delivery.

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The Sandhata DevOps Technical Consultancy is our service platform for introducing tailored, best practice DevOps initiatives into your business framework.

We have a skilled Consultancy team of Project Managers, Architects, Infrastructure Specialists, Developers, Testers, and Production Support staff. Their core focus is to balance delivery and innovation, under the watchful guidance of our management consultants.
We want to get you to the point where your organisation is delivering change, either through enablement or in a direct partnership with us. Thanks to our wide range of experience in transforming internal practices, we can help you to quickly normalise DevOps tooling and communications across your business.

Lifecycle
Automation

Automation is a key component of DevOps, and crucial for achieving continuous delivery. How do you approach Automation in your teams?

Continuous
Delivery

DevOps is a powerful path to continuous delivery and improvement. But how do you actually deliver a Continuous Delivery framework?

Release
Automation

Customer needs are changing faster than ever, which means that companies are required to increase their software release frequency.

Continuous
Operations

A successful DevOps culture is not only about the quality of the delivery output, but also about the transparency of the process. This makes monitoring a critical piece of the DevOps puzzle.

Lifecycle Automation

Automation is a key component of DevOps, and crucial for achieving continuous delivery. How do you approach Automation in your teams?

How does it work?

Our skilled technology consultants will work to optimise your environment, to help your teams gain the full benefit of automation early in the process. With the use of service virtualisation and containerisation, you will be able to build and deploy an automated environment which will speed up provisioning and delivery.

For many lifecycle activities, such as build packaging, deployment and testing, automation is a critical piece for your delivery teams to master – and the earlier you can introduce automation, the faster you will see tangible results.

Continuous Delivery

DevOps is a powerful path to continuous delivery and improvement. But how do you actually deliver a Continuous Delivery framework?

With a Continuous Delivery strategy to underpin your technology and processes, you have the ability to maintain excellence throughout the entire software delivery lifecycle and differentiate yourself from your competitors.

How does it work?

Together with your delivery and leadership teams, we create a Continuous Delivery workflow that is fully aligned with your overarching strategic goals. We enable integration, test automation, service virtualisation, workflow management and monitoring – all to the highest standards and best practices throughout the delivery process.

Release Automation

Customer needs are changing faster than ever, which means that companies are required to increase their software release frequency.

Your Continuous Delivery framework should allow your teams to create automatic releases into production. With the help of effective release planning, automation and monitoring, you will be able to add instant value and see tangible results quicker.

How does it work?

Our senior technical consultants will help you to develop a production release workflow, with standardised release management and procedures. Thanks to our operational expertise in working with highly demanding technologies and business areas, we can identify potentially critical risk profiles early in the release process and address them immediately.

Continuous Operations

A successful DevOps culture is not only about the quality of the delivery output, but also about the transparency of the process. This makes monitoring a critical piece of the DevOps puzzle.

DevOps cannot function without effective monitoring and communication. Your teams need to have a clear, defined strategy for proactive production review and feedback, where Operations communicates directly back into the Delivery organisation.

How does it work?

We will support your Operations and Delivery leadership teams in evaluating your current collaboration models and identifying areas of improvement. With the help of an effective communication strategy we can then deliver the production monitoring capabilities and enable the continuous feedback between teams which will ensure a successful end result.