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Undoing IT Silos: How the “Walled Garden” Anti-Pattern Gets Started

In the past decade, the growing understanding of the importance of technology to business has led to a surge in business transformations—whether the flavor is digital, DevOps, Lean, or Agile, the aim is to speed up software development by boosting cross-functional collaboration to deliver innovations. How, then, do we end up with so many walls and so little communication?

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DevOps Case Study: Agile Implementation in a Large, Regulated Industry

At this organization, the starting environment consisted of approximately eight thousand IT staff supporting two thousand applications for twenty business-facing IT areas. The delivery model being used was waterfall, with some established CI and TDD practices in advanced areas. There was large variation in how development was done across the enterprise, resulting in inconsistency in quality and challenges in delivery.

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Tactics to Spread DevOps

If you’re reading this, then you have likely considered numerous ways to more broadly consolidate and engage the teams in your company. In this section, we will outline some strategies and tactics, focused on four core areas, to help provide structured guidance on where to start and where those efforts will evolve.

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Shaping Your Multispeed Future: Two Key Exercises from Mirco Hering

To support you in adopting a multispeed future, Mirco Hering, author of DevOps for the Modern Enterprise, shares two exercises for you to run in your organization. Both of them are highly related: the first is an analysis of your application portfolio and the second is the identification of a minimum viable cluster of applications for which a capability uplift will provide real value.

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