Scott Staples is the Co-founder and President, Americas, for Mindtree, a global IT services firm. Staples, in reacting to the "agile is dead" headlines, explained why agile development practices are still alive and well, why "agile" should not be a goal, but organizations should rather focus on outcomes, why many organisations struggle with agile implementations and what is coming after agile.
DevOps has been around for several years now, certainly enough time to gain traction in the enterprise. The premise is simple enough on the surface; ensure collaboration and communication between software developers and other IT professionals, while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. The implications are far reaching; no more wasting money, the delivery of great software and the development of systems that scale and last.
However, the understanding of DevOps at an executive level is, at best, a little spotty.
Building on the use of the Four Quadrants of DevOps Maturity to measure and map DevOps transformations, this talk will discuss how key tools and technologies can enable organizations to cross the "chasms" that separate development and operations, By enabling organizations to span the DevOps chasms these tools and technologies build the foundation for enterprise DevOps. We will also review an example of orchestrating such tools with Jenkins Pipeline-as-Code to facilitate Continuous Delivery.
By attending this webinar, you will:
Get introduced to tools and technologies that are driving the DevOps revolution
Gain practical strategies to enable them to begin their DevOps Journey right away
The next phase of DevOps is driven by closer interaction between engineering and non-engineering functions like sales. Customers and markets are always changing and engineering teams have to respond to this continuous change by being ready to deploy features in tandem with sales and marketing campaigns.
The DevOps community is all about speed and high-quality releases, and since mobile applications and websites drive traffic and revenue, companies can’t afford to have site crashes or send out buggy releases. To emphasize the importance of testing, people are putting it back into DevOps, literally, so it shifts both left and right to the development and the operations team. Adding testing in the middle can allow teams to maintain velocity, while also making sure sites are up and running and the releases are still high quality.
Leveraging open source tools gives organizations and developers much more flexibility and control. Because the underlying code is available, it provides an opportunity to customize it to fit unique scenarios or to create the necessary APIs to integrate the open source software with other tools. The fact that there is no single vendor that “owns” the software also means that organizations and developers can build on open source tools with the confidence that the apps will not arbitrarily disappear one day.