The goal at IT Revolution, going back to The Phoenix Project, has always been to help technology leaders and their teams function better together, for their own good as well as their customers. In 2014, we launched the first DevOps Enterprise Summit; a conference that now happens annually in the US and Europe (the virtual Europe conference just happened in mid-May). This conference offers an opportunity for technology leaders of large, complex organizations to discuss the fantastic (and occasionally messy) process of implementing DevOps principles and practices.
The Spring issue of our DevOps Enterprise Journal gives the presenters from DevOps Enterprise Summit a chance to share their learnings beyond the conference. This year’s journal, sponsored by LaunchDarkly, has some great guidance papers that we are so excited to share with our community.
DevOps for Salesforce and Other Low-Code Platforms by Andrew Davis
We live in a world that is increasingly reliant on SaaS applications. These platforms create ease, but complexity also increases, and with this new technology comes new needs and challenges. How do you apply DevOps principles to systems that were not designed for version control systems or strict development life cycles? Andrew Davis lays out clear guidance for successful SaaS and low-code platforms in this paper.
How to Misuse & Abuse DORA Metrics by Bryan Finster
Accelerate helped define four metrics to track throughput and stability in an organization or department, but the journey didn’t stop there. Years later, many organizations see the so-called DORA Metrics as an “easy button” to make instantaneous improvements. However, it’s far too easy to enforce these metrics without context and lose out on all the intended benefits. Learn how not to misuse and abuse these important metrics in this paper.
Don’t Just Survive Your Audit, Thrive in It! by Clarissa Lucas
Auditors are not always popular. Many view them as a sort of advisory force intent on doubling work and crushing productivity, or at best, a removed party that is out of touch with the systems they’re trying to review. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s a way to bring auditors in as valuable members of your team so that everyone benefits. Clarissa Lucas clearly defines a new, agile way of auditing that makes life easier for developers and auditors alike.
Value Stream Management and Organizing around Value by Saahil Panikar with Cindy Van Epps and Jeff Shupack
It can be easy for an organization to focus on profits above all else, but changing your focus to customer value can actually improve efficiency and lower costs. This guidance paper from lays out four key patterns that will help you organize around value.
Flow Engineering by Steve Pereira and Andrew Davis
Many massive digital transformation projects fail to get off the ground, and it usually comes down to one thing: a lack of clarity. With so many moving pieces—and people—it can be easy to lose clarity, especially in a large transformation effort, which is where mapping comes in. This paper will help you gain that much-needed clarity.
Model Life-Cycle Management at Continental Tires by Dubravko Dolic
This experience report looks at how Continental Tires used a bottom-up approach to integrate machine learning and AI across departments, each with its own focus and unique needs.
From Milestones to a Continuous Quality Assurance Flow by Dr. Peter Fassbinder
Having frequent, effective software delivery requires much more than just software, and many of the non-software artifacts are difficult to capture with a continuous integration toolchain. When milestones are no longer feasible within the needed timeframe, it’s time to rethink the release process and apply a continuous conformance concept. This guidance paper helps show you how.
How Google SRE and Developers Collaborate by Christof Leng, Tracy Ferrell, Alex Bligh, Michal Gefen, Betsy Beyer with help from Salim Virji
Google’s SRE team is on a mission to meet targets effectively, quickly, and efficiently, without creating more human toil. Their experiences, while not a perfect match for every organization, serve as an excellent road map for developing a solid SRE department. Read this guidance paper to see if SRE is right for your organization.
Pick up your copy of the Spring 2022 DevOps Enterprise Journal free today!