Useful tool for tracking Continuous Delivery – cdchecklist.info

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Summary: At cdchecklist.info we have made available a Trello board that contains all the key practices and recommendations from the book Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and Dave Farley. You can clone this board to help with Continuous Delivery transformations in your ownContinue reading “Useful tool for tracking Continuous Delivery – cdchecklist.info”

Addressing Build & Deploy Anti-patterns for Continuous Delivery Success

What follows is a guest post from Fiercely, a software consultancy based in Coimbra, Portugal. After a great presentation at IPEXPO Europe on “Continuous Delivery Anti-patterns from the wild” by Matthew Skelton, we quickly drew parallels with our own work and experiences here at Fiercely.

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”

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!

Bridge the Business-DevOps gap with agile practices

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Some organisations are attempting to adopt DevOps without really understanding or adopting agile practices for software product development, and so are missing out on significant opportunities for improved innovation, delivery, and operation of their software systems. This gap between DevOps and ‘product’ orContinue reading “Bridge the Business-DevOps gap with agile practices”

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.

A useful working definition of DevOps

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. There has been a spate of articles published recently – triggered by discussions at the ‘2nd DevOps State of the Union’ event – that have identified an apparent need to agree on a definition of DevOps. The folks at ScriptRock wrote a typically excellent piece onContinue reading “A useful working definition of DevOps”