MapCamp: From Sun Tzu to HM Government

This post was written by Chris O’Dell co-author of Team Guide to Software Releasability. It started with a simple question: “Is there any interest in a mapping camp?”. Simon Wardley wondered if it would be worthwhile organising a free evening meetup about mapping and it quickly became apparent that a meetup would not be sufficient.Continue reading “MapCamp: From Sun Tzu to HM Government”

“Internal Tech Conferences – How and Why” – InfoQ

  Internal ‘tech’ conferences can make a big impact on your organisation’s level of sharing and communication, thus while they are yet not very common, more and more people are trying to use this powerful tool to spread new ideas and practices. With this view in mind, Matthew Skelton (Co-founder at Skelton Thatcher Consulting) and Victoria Morgan-Smith (Agile Delivery Coach, Financial Times)Continue reading ““Internal Tech Conferences – How and Why” – InfoQ”

Database Deployability – #6 Value more highly the need for change

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 – #6 Value more highly the need for change”

Free eBook – DevOps Journeys

DevOps has become a highly common term with more and more organisations adopting it, however, the idea is still quite new and everybody has their own opinion on what it actually is. Considering this, Linux Recruit interviewed fourteen industry experts about their experiences and tried to reach a common definition, overviewing the current state of DevOps andContinue reading “Free eBook – DevOps Journeys”

Overview of DevOps for Larger Enterprises – BCS ITNOW

The March issue of the BCS ITNow magazine is focused on the digital engine behind next generation UK. We are happy to say that our principal consultant and co-founder Matthew Skelton was chosen to demystify and overview DevOps in the article titled “Joined up thinking”. Based on recent industry experience, the author is sharing how youContinue reading “Overview of DevOps for Larger Enterprises – BCS ITNOW”

Patterns of DevOps Culture

The latest InfoQ eMag is all about the DevOps and the culture patterns. It is a selection of popular DevOps articles published on InfoQ.com and hand picked by the editorial team. This eMag is a good learning tool and overviews the actualities that you need to know regarding DevOps. We are very happy to have beenContinue reading “Patterns of DevOps Culture”

How DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance

What we learned from PuppetLabs State of DevOps Report 2015 This post was written by Rob Thatcher, co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. The 2015 State of DevOps report from PuppetLabs highlights some important points for organisations setting out to create a high-performing DevOps-driven approach to building and operating software systems: deploy faster andContinue reading “How DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance”

Database connection auditing for Continuous Delivery

This post was written by Matthew Skelton co-author of Team Guide to Software Operability. Continuous Delivery of software systems can be a struggle if a central database is accessed by multiple applications directly, due to the (perceived) increased risk and the need for coordination across different teams. In this post, we demonstrate some techniques for discovering theContinue reading “Database connection auditing for Continuous Delivery”

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”

Continuous Delivery: Tools, Collaboration, and Conway’s Law – slides from QCon London

We were asked to speak in the DevOps & Continuous Delivery track at QCon London this year, and on 5th March our co-founder Matthew Skelton gave a talk on ‘Continuous Delivery: Tools, Collaboration, and Conway’s Law‘. Here are the slides and some photos from the talk: