First, a confession: I am an Olympics junkie. While running on my treadmill early this morning, I found myself watching the Sweden-Switzerland hockey game. During the break between periods 1 and 2, the broadcast team turned their attention to the growing story of how the US speed skaters have not won a medal, when they were expected to do so many times. The reason, currently in circulation, is the new suits they are wearing. These suits — designed by a well-known sports apparel company, in partnership with a well-known aerospace giant – were
It’s been years since agile methodologies went mainstream. Recently, with DevOps and Continuous Delivery/Deployment, we are now able to work in an agile way from Dev right through to Ops, instead of just Dev and Test working in an agile manner. I am constantly surprised when I hear of organizations not using their new found agility to reduce batch sizes and deliver smaller amounts of quality functionality more frequently. Also, I often hear about companies who keep their release cycles long and try to put more into a release. I’m sure we have all
There are times when I hear things about DevOps which just don’t seem to make much sense. Sometimes the statements are quite destructive and, in my opinion, make Dev and Ops collaboration so much harder.
Recently, I heard yet again that DevOps will result in Dev taking over Ops responsibilities, essentially reducing the need for people in Ops. I don’t agree. The role of staff in both development and operations is changing. Operations staff are more likely to have development skills and spend more time automating tasks. If
Serena Software released Serena Release Manager v5 back in December and I blogged a brief overview of the features and functions of the release and how it can help organizations start to transform their culture and begin to support the main principles of DevOps. The results ultimately need to transform into improving operational efficiencies and being more responsive to the business. We have seen customers improve
The DevOps Drive-In FAQ webcast with Gene Kim was a great success. As usual, Gene provided a huge amount of valuable information. I came out of the webcast feeling even more positive about the future of DevOps, which will surprise some people as I’m sure they didn’t think I could become more enthusiastic.
There were a lot of excellent questions which may well inspire future blog posts, but for now I’ll reiterate my thoughts on three tips to
Recently, I was talking to a financial services company during one of Serena’s DevOps Drive-In webcasts. It was a wonderful story of the evolution of a release process over time and the benefits that were realized.
The company went from having multiple teams that did release management in a slightly different way and communicating via email, to communicating
DevOps is something that is talked about frequently but what does it really mean? How would you react to the folowing statements and questions?
What if I said all of the above were at least partially true?
Now that you are
Earlier in December, Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., participated in the December DevOps Drive-In webcast, “12 Ways of DevOps.” A couple of the “12 ways” were thought-provoking for me. When people talk about DevOps and Continuous Delivery, it is frequently in the context of applications that are hosted in the cloud and are relatively easy to iterate quickly.