Database Deployability – #3 Archive, Distinguish, and Split Data

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Deployability is now a first-class concern for databases, and there are several technical choices (conscious and accidental) which band together to block the deployability of databases. Can we improve database deployability and enable true Continuous Delivery for our software systems? Of course weContinue reading “Database Deployability – #3 Archive, Distinguish, and Split Data”

Anti Pigeon Holing or Why Leaders Should Consider Capabilities, Not Job Titles

Credit This post was written by John Clapham. — Often during a DevOps or agile transformation, we demonstrate the potential of fresh ways of working with a single, pioneering team. Generally these teams produce solid results and there is a strong desire to scale the approach to more teams. This moment is something of aContinue reading “Anti Pigeon Holing or Why Leaders Should Consider Capabilities, Not Job Titles”

Database Deployability – #2 Reduce Accidental Complexity

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. `Deployability is now a first-class concern for databases, and there are several technical choices (conscious and accidental) which band together to block the deployability of databases. Can we improve database deployability and enable true Continuous Delivery for our software systems? Of course weContinue reading “Database Deployability – #2 Reduce Accidental Complexity”

Expanding The Definition Of Done

This post was written by John Clapham. Look around your team board, is it there? Perhaps there’s a scruffy, and curled post-it to one side, maybe by now it has fallen face down and joined the dust, old avatars and used markers on floor. Perhaps though your definition of done is in better shape; whatContinue reading “Expanding The Definition Of Done”

Pipeline Conference 2016

This post was written by Jovile Bartkeviciute. Returning for the third year in a row, the Pipeline Conference is bigger than ever! Organised by Matthew Skelton, Steve Smith, Chris O’Dell, Beccy Stafford and Anthony Green, the “unconference” is buzzing with excitement this morning!

Database Deployability – #1 Minimize changes in Production

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Deployability is now a first-class concern for databases, and there are several technical choices (conscious and accidental) which band together to block the deployability of databases. Can we improve database deployability and enable true Continuous Delivery for our software systems? Of course weContinue reading “Database Deployability – #1 Minimize changes in Production”

Webinar – DevOps: Successful Communication Patterns for Effective Responsibilities

We were pleased to host a webinar on 14th October 2015 with Sabine Bernecker-Bendixen of Sof-IT and our own Matthew Skelton where we discussed some real-world successful communication patterns for DevOps. Here is what was discussed:

Microservices, data strategy, and data fragmentation – interview on InfoQ

At QCon London 2015, InfoQ interviewed Matthew Skelton, Co-founder of Skelton Thatcher Consulting, about Continuous Delivery, DevOps, microservices, tools, and teams. Here is an excerpt from the part of the interview on InfoQ covering microservices and data strategy:

Joining up Agile and ITIL for DevOps success

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. We recently gave a webinar in which we outlined how Agile and ITIL® can be used in a complementary way to help DevOps practices. Here is the video for the webinar; a summary of the talk is below, along with the slides.

Webinar: Joining up Agile and ITIL for DevOps success

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BST To many people ITIL seems like the antithesis of Agile, with process-heavy, manual checks and approval gates a blocker to rapid delivery. However, at its core ITIL recommends iterative and continual improvement of software services based on the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ (PDCA) cycle ofContinue reading “Webinar: Joining up Agile and ITIL for DevOps success”