The Race to Deliver Thursday,
May 6, 2010 4 your idea is probably competing against others with similar interests how do we adopt agile practices inside of the rest of our organization
Stop Trippin’! Thursday, May 6,
2010 5 you do not wanna be that guy tripping over the stuff you can manage easily. devops is about giving you a competitive advantage devops is about delivering high quality operations setups
Traditional IT Silos Thursday, May
6, 2010 7 traditionally we might have operations, dbas, networking people, release managers, etc. a lot of smart people with generally narrow skill sets. we see these environments as ruby gains more adoption.
Fragile Deployment Thursday, May 6,
2010 8 it becomes a balancing act to keep the production systems in a good state. a lot production systems are “that box in the corner” you can’t touch.
Developer Dreamland Thursday, May 6,
2010 11 a lot of really creative hackers come up with stuff that’s difficult to support from operations some developer in your org got an elephant to do a hand stand on his shiny new mac. sometimes called “it works on my machine” syndrome
Operations Support Thursday, May 6,
2010 12 but your operations feel like they’re holding the elephant up it requires them to have super human powers and a mexican wrestling mask
Distaste for Change Thursday, May
6, 2010 16 historically operations hate introducing new things they have to support. the default answer for “can we support X” becomes “NO!” change control boards or something similar are introduced.
Speeding Things Up Thursday, May
6, 2010 19 how do we get operations to work as quickly as a productive “agile” team? how do we identify problems in operations/deployment earlier?
The Same Team Thursday, May
6, 2010 20 we’re all working toward the same goal, even though we’re different it’s the job of the parties involved to bridge the gaps w/ the rest of their org
Helping Others Out Thursday, May
6, 2010 21 even though you still sort of think of yourself as different, lend a hand outside your group. pair with your dba, or a developer. when was the last time you did that?
Automation Thursday, May 6, 2010
22 automation is historically an afterthought. making system automation a ﬁrst class requirement, conﬁgs and/or provisioning. we still can’t do really “brain dumps”
Testing Thursday, May 6, 2010
23 testing is still emerging in this area. people are doing really cool stuff with cucumber. we do a few different things at EY to validate automation.
Sysadmin Coders Thursday, May 6,
2010 25 embracing ruby and python to get the job done. the best coders i know are often badass sysadmins too, they understand everything.
Shipping Early Thursday, May 6,
2010 26 avoid building something that really won’t get the job done. get everyone who will be involved, involved early. having the automation in place for operations early in the development cycle.
The Last Mile Thursday, May
6, 2010 27 “dev complete” is different from “live, in production, making us money” hold up in wrapping up that last mile costs us money.
Make Everyone Happy Thursday, May
6, 2010 28 a workplace where you love everyone in every department is awesome. it makes working on the product a pleasant experience. same parts that make agile work for development can apply to the sysadmin’s work.
where’s my BOFH? Thursday, May
6, 2010 29 they’re still there, but he’s likely your “Buddy Operator from Helena” tools and approaches exist now that align with good system administration goals. these tools should start being adopted now
where’s this headed? Thursday, May
6, 2010 30 adopting agile-like practices in all aspects of delivering a product. speciﬁcally, operations should step up their game because they’re being left behind.
The Cloud Thursday, May 6,
2010 31 while no one clearly deﬁnes what “the cloud” is i think of it as automated provisioning of IT infrastructure devops makes even more sense because we have as much disposable hardware as we want
Puppet Thursday, May 6, 2010
33 puppet is a tool from the guys at puppetlabs, formerly reductivelabs. we use it internally at EY for managing lots of things customer’s don’t interact with they have a pretty vibrant user community
Cuttin’ Up with Chef Thursday,
May 6, 2010 34 opscode has their own platform where people can share cookbooks you can compose your recipes for your system based on the work of others there’s a huge number of open source cookbooks available on GH, EY uses chef