Last week I was at DevOpsDays Portland. As expected, the open space topics were really interesting. Two in particular stood out for me. The first was about fitting DevOps into your organization. DevOps teams seemed to be the way people were going. If you have been to other events with prominent figures of the DevOps community present, you may have noticed how the mention of “DevOps teams” can spur heated
Recently I attended a workshop hosted by Dominica Degrandis on using Kanban in an organization working in a DevOps-like manner. The workshop was full of practical advice not only on why Kanban can help you but also on how to be successful in your implementation. Attendance was good; people came from the east coast to attend what I thought was a local workshop.
As we discussed things that we had each tried in our organization, it became apparent that some of us had
This is my first time attending the tutorial day at a Velocity conference. It’s a small world as I’ve already met someone I met at DevOpsDays Atlanta and a couple of people I met at a Kanban for DevOps workshop back in Santa Clara a few weeks ago.
The first session of the day covered using Jenkins in operations. I’m a big believer of using the right
I am on my way back from DevOpsDays Atlanta. It was the first DevOpsDays event in Atlanta and most of the attendees had never been to a DevOpsDays before. As Serena is supportive of the DevOpsDays events I’ve been to a fair few now and I was starting to see the same faces and topics over and over.
I recently read a fantastic article by Jens Segers on infrastructure as code. I’m already a big believer in infrastructure as code and agree with Jens that it doesn’t matter which tool you use as long as you strive to have an infrastructure as code initiative.
That leads to an interesting question. Where do infrastructure as code tools such as Puppet or
Last week I had the pleasure of working in the Serena booth at Agile2013 (me and a Shania Twain look-alike in picture to the right). While there were quite a few booths, some very creative, it was a fairly low energy expo area. That doesn’t mean we didn’t have some great conversations.
Agile2013 had a DevOps track. There were plenty of people who stopped by our booth who wanted to learn more about DevOps. They were
I’m going to open with a fact that should hopefully be obvious: Few organizations have a completely manual software release process.
I can imagine you saying things like “Duh! So what? What’s your point?”
The fact that partial solutions to software release problems are already in place poses an interesting problem for software vendors. Some vendors pursue a policy of attempting to replace existing tools with their own products. Others, including Serena, believe in co-existing with and adding value to solutions they have already invested
DevOpsDays Silicon Valley was the biggest DevOpsDays event yet. The event had a more professional feel than previous events I have attended. This is not to say the other events were unprofessional, just that the layout and facilities were in a more traditional conference setting.
Attendees from “enterprise” companies were out in force to learn more about DevOps and there was an excellent open space session about DevOps in the enterprise,
My expectations for Velocity 2013 were high, based on my experience at Velocity 2012. Once again, the folks from the Ops side of the house were out in force asking plenty of insightful questions. This year I signed up to host a “birds-of-a-feather” session (more commonly known as a BOF) on DevOps in the traditional enterprise. The session had good attendance; it was great to see interest from
Last week I presented a session at the Agile Development Conference West. A quick poll of the audience indicated that not one person in the room had heard of DevOps. This wasn’t the case of people not putting up their hands. We engaged in some good discussions throughout the session and the lack of DevOps knowledge was apparent.
There was one person in the room who works for a company that seems to be quite advanced in