Slides presented at Agile Cambridge 2014 http://agilecambridge.net/ac2014/sessions/index.php?session=57
The emerging practice of DevOps is a natural extension to established Agile methods. The choice of tooling to support the practices is important and will influence heavily how rapid, repeatable and reliable live deployments might be.
Three of the four pillars are concerned with automation through tooling but, arguably, the fourth pillar is more important than the other three together. The fourth pillar is at the heart of the Agile Manifesto: people.
The "Gold Rush" for DevOps is dominated by vendors and the push to sell their wares. But it is people who use the tools, people who define, develop and assure the software, and people who manage the services after they have gone live. One of the cornerstones of DevOps is breaking down the walls between development teams and operations; too much tool specialisation will lead to further separation and even the introduction of yet another silo.
This talk will cover four pillars to DevOps: Environments, Deployment, Testing and People. The insights brought together in this talk were gained under commercial engagements with government clients, on development of financial systems responsible for management of funding in the adult education sector.
Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure.
Performance for the organisation
Performance for teams