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Organizational Learning And Competitiveness: Revisiting The “Allspaw/Hammond 10 Deploys Per Day At Flickr” Story

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Stoneham, currently the is CEO of Opsmatic. In 2009, he was the general manager of the Yahoo Communities business unit, of which Flickr became a part of. Yes, 2009 was also the year of the famous John Allspaw and Paul Hammond Velocity “10 Deploys A Day” presentation about
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At A Glance: 2014 DevOps Enterprise Summit Speakers, Attendees and Submissions

I’m extremely excited to share with you some of the details on the selected speakers for the DevOps Enterprise Summit (, as well as information of the attendees who have already registered. In our call for speakers, we asked practitioners and leaders to submit their stories of how they’ve transformed how software and services are delivered in large, complex organizations
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Interview with David Ashman, Chief Architect at Blackboard Learn

IT Revolution interviewed David Ashman on his definition of DevOps, his DevOps journey, and how DevOps has affected Blackboard. This is the first of a series of interviews with DevOps practitioners. For audio, click here. Todd:  Good morning! Welcome to the IT Revolution Podcast. I’m your host today, Todd Sattersten, and today I’m talking with David Ashman. He’s the Chief Architect
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Gartner Risk-Adjusted Value Model: Resource Guide for “The Phoenix Project” (Part 4)

In "The Phoenix Project," Bill and John use the GAIT-R principles and methodology (described in far more detail here) to discover how all the top company objectives on the CFO’s two-page PowerPoint slide deck rely on IT. (This blog article continues the description of the "body of knowledge" that underpins "The Phoenix Project," which started in Part 1: Reading Lists,
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Audit 101 For DevOps: Resource Guide for “The Phoenix Project” (Part 3: Correctly Scoping IT Using GAIT and GAIT-R)

This blog article continues the description of the “body of knowledge” that underpins “The Phoenix Project,” which started in Part 1: Reading Lists and Part 2: Kanban And DevOps. Bad things happen to organizations when we scope incorrectly the IT portions of an audit, regardless of the type of audit (e.g., financial reporting such as SOX-404, contractual obligations such as
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Kanbans and DevOps: Resource Guide for “The Phoenix Project” (Part 2)

This blog article continues the description of the "body of knowledge" that underpins "The Phoenix Project," which started in Part 1. In short, kanban boards are awesome. They appear prominently in "The Phoenix Project" as the mechanism to visualize work, limit WIP and ensure fast flow, especially where work crosses organizational boundaries (e.g., between Dev and Ops) or bottlenecks (e.g.,
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The Amazing DevOps Transformation Of The HP LaserJet Firmware Team (Gary Gruver)

In this blog post, I want to share with you one of the most startling stories of DevOps-style transformation I’ve ever seen. It’s a truly remarkable story for a variety of reasons: they improved the productivity of developers by 2-3x, but it wasn’t for software supporting a website.  Instead, it was for the firmware software that supported the enterprise HP
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The Science Behind the 2013 Puppet Labs DevOps Survey Of Practice

(This is a post written by Gene Kim and Jez Humble) Last year, we both had the privilege of working with Puppet Labs to develop the 2012 DevOps Survey Of Practice. It was especially exciting for us, because we were able to benchmark the performance of over 4000 IT organizations, and to gain an understanding what behaviors result in their
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Register For Flowcon! See The Best DevOps Enterprise Practitioners On Nov 1, 2013 In San Francisco!

  I’ve had the privilege of working with Jez Humble on helping shape his upcoming Flowcon conference. Jez is one of the most prominent figures in both DevOps and development — he’s the co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and the forthcoming Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series. Jez
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Adrian Cockcroft Wants You To Write The Next Netflix DevOps Monkey! Deadline is September 15, 2013!

Everyone in DevOps knows Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco). Among other things, he’s the director of architecture for the Cloud Systems team at Netflix. He is focused on availability, resilience, performance, and measurement of the Netflix cloud platform. While he was a Sun Distinguished Engineer, he wrote the famous “Sun Performance and Tuning; Resource Management; and Capacity Planning for Web Services,” which
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