Reports and Insights

We produce reports and whitepapers based on our industry experience and research. We regularly attend industry events (conferences, meetups, panel discussions) and these events inform our research and reports.

We have produced research reports for some of the largest organisations in the world, helping them to assess market conditions, IT/delivery strategy, and organisation design.

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How to choose tools for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Optimizing software tool selection for learning, collaboration, automation, and team dynamics

Modern approaches to software tool selection go way beyond the simple checklists of yesteryear.

When choosing tools for DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD), high-performing organisations know to take into account the social dynamics of the organisation and the trajectory of the rapidly-evolving public cloud vendors.

Learn how to:

  • Choose tools in a way that enables collaboration
  • Favour tools with APIs for automation
  • Understand the learning challenges for staff
  • Avoid special tools that exist only in one environment
  • Making use of Conway’s Law for tool choices

In this report, we help you to choose tools in a way that emphasises collaboration, automation, learning, reproducibility, and the relationship between teams and software (Conway’s Law).

Publication date: December 2017

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DevOps perspectives II

Report: DevOps Perspectives II – Ideas, insight and direction from DevOps leaders

in collaboration with CA, Inc (and other contributors)
[The] need to grasp the DevOps opportunity is an immediate imperative for all technologists if we accept that we are in the middle of what we now call the application economy – a place where customers are far more likely to experience your brand and interact with your enterprise through a software application than a living person.

Learn:

  • Six habits of the effective DevOps practitioner
  • ITIL: help or hindrance
  • Practical steps for joining up Agile + ITIL

Ensure that the right kind of collaboration is set up between Dev and Ops teams, and shared tools are used effectively in order to reduce Continual Service Improvement feedback loops timings to minutes or hours, rather than days or weeks. How do you reward failure in the right way? — Matthew Skelton

Publication date: February 2015

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