How to scale DevOps: Unique traditions – and breakfast tacos – help

Source – enterprisersproject.com Many IT shops are using agile methodologies in some format, whether they call it “capital A Agile,” DevOps, or lean principles. But what truly transformative companies are doing differently is applying an agile mindset to the broader organization and business – versus keeping it in a small subset of the IT team alone. That scaling up process trips up many agile efforts. As Red Hat Senior VP of engineering Matt Hicks told us, “Doing DevOps in a small group or startup and doing

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5 practices that make a DevOps leader

Source  – techrepublic.com In order for automation to be successful with DevOps, teams must track quality throughout development and deployment, according to a Forrester study released Monday. Commissioned by continuous testing company Tricentis, the research studied 94 quality metrics placed into four categories, said the press release. To be successful, DevOps leaders need to understand the business risks associated with both DevOps and Agile use, said the press release. Additionally, DevOps leaders either focus on contextual metrics or counting metrics, and some measure

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Agile Stacks Partners with CloudBees to Accelerate DevOps Automation

Source – globenewswire.com Agile Stacks today announced that it is partnering with CloudBees™ through the CloudBees Elevate Partner Program. As the hub of enterprise DevOps, CloudBees provides companies with smarter automation solutions and insights for accelerating software development. Meanwhile, Agile Stacks delivers the all-in-one, non-opinionated GitOps automation service, which is reinventing how enterprises implement services and applications to support the agility, scalability and reliability required for today’s digital businesses. Together, CloudBees and Agile Stacks enable mutual customers to accelerate their time-to-market by rapidly and

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How Compuware is Bringing Agile, DevOps to Mainframe Development

Source – eweek.com Compuware is intent upon bringing the new-gen discipline of continuous iteration of software development to the old-school mainframe world, and it isn’t afraid to stand alone in that market. After all, about half of all companies with data centers have at least one mainframe, according to data center industry group AFCOM. Most of those are built by IBM, which remains the market leader, and Unisys. For at least the next decade, there is going to be a distinct need for

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Applying DevOps and agile to embedded testing

Source – devopsonline.co.uk When people talk about testing, it generally applies to all types of software testing. However, if you look at a bit more in detail, there are some areas of testing that claim their own space and embedded testing is one of them. It is an area that deserves to be treated as a specific case due to the particularities of the requirements and of the skills needed. With the evolution of the development and testing practices towards agile

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How to spot a DevOps faker

Source – enterprisersproject.com The growth of DevOps careers – as illustrated in these eye-opening stats – is certainly good news for IT pros with relevant skills and experience. If you’re a DevOps pro, you’re popular in the job market right now and in a command position at the negotiating table. That popularity also means that some job hunters are probably getting a little, um, creative with their resumes and LinkedIn profiles in hopes of getting a foot in the door for a DevOps role. There

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3 Cultural Considerations in IT Modernization

Source – nextgov.com The Office of Management and Budget recently set the stage for IT modernization across the federal government with the Modernizing Government Technology Act, allowing agencies to apply for funds needed to update their outdated systems. Moreover, the 2018 President’s Management Agenda identifies the number one cross-agency priority goal as IT modernization. It’s high time. In recent years, at least two-thirds of the federal IT budget is funneled to operations and maintenance of outdated IT systems—some that are older than the employees tasked with their

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IBM celebrates 10 years of DevOps with new releases

Source – betanews.com Over the past decade, DevOps techniques have helped to transform software development teams with a new and more agile approach. But now companies are starting to move beyond the standard DevOps approach in what is being called ‘Day 2’ DevOps, a world that emphasizes scalability and teamwork. In such environments, development teams shift one way, operations teams shift the other and together they can deliver and manage multiple, complex applications at the same time. In order to meet

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Why Open Banking Should Consider DevOps

Source – devops.com There is a craze sweeping Europe, and rippling across the world—and no, I’m not talking about the next British Invasion. Open banking is a trend that’s significantly altering how banks work with fintechs and maintain agility in the global marketplace. A main enforcer is PSD2, a piece of EU legislation that sanctions access to personal banking data. It’s resulted in an explosion of EU banks providing public application programming interfaces (APIs) for fintechs to develop with. The implications aren’t

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Four tips for a successful DevOps spring cleaning

Source – techtarget.com Despite a demand for faster release cycles — weekly rather than monthly — development teams can find it difficult to integrate the necessary set of tools into their pipeline to make updates ahead of a deadline. How do we give teams the capabilities to keep up with this industrywide trend of accelerated release cycles? Successful DevOps involves a tuneup of Agile processes. A thorough spring cleaning can help teams get there. Here’s how. Step 1. Refresh roles and responsibilities

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