Positioning Agile and Continuous Delivery for Auditors and Examiners
Video of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2C7uIHgotA
Simon Storm, Director, Enterprise Applications, Promontory Interfinancial Network at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014
Agile emphasizes self managing teams that regularly change how they work to improve productivity. Auditors and examiners want to ensure that management is actively providing oversight and that the team is following a consistent and repeatable development process. Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code requires operations engineers to commit code into source code control systems and it encourages developers to have sufficient access to help troubleshoot production problems. Meanwhile, auditors and examiners are strong believers in separation of duties. These are just a few examples of how new development processes are creating serious challenges for audited and regulated companies. Given the conflicting priorities, how is a highly regulated or audited company supposed to implement either Agile or Continuous delivery without violating the core principles of these development approaches?
In this talk we will review 25 actionable items to help position Agile and Continuous Delivery so that your next audit is a success. Come with your own challenges as well as items that you are implementing so that the discussion period at the end of the presentation can include a meaningful session on additional tips and tricks you are employing or find solutions to your particular challenges.