Ideas for growing Agile and DevOps in your organisation

by Bill Ross on 16/04/2019 10:00

Are you getting stuck trying to make Agile and DevOps work in your organisation?

In this short two and half minute long video I share ideas on why organisations get stuck with Agile and DevOps, plus tips for successfully making these approaches work.

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How assembly-line thinking is hurting your DevOps teams

by Carl Weller on 11/04/2019 01:30

This is the fourth post in a series exploring Lean thinking and DevOps.

In my previous post Increasing the speed of your DevOps teams I covered multi-tasking and large amounts of work in progress as two significant issues impacting the speed of work flowing through teams to customers. In this post we are going to cover another key reason work takes longer than it should; time lost due to work sitting in non-productive states.

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Increasing the speed of your DevOps teams

by Carl Weller on 28/03/2019 10:00

This is the third post in a series exploring Lean thinking and DevOps. In this post I cover one of the reasons work takes longer than it should.

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How Lean can help DevOps teams be more responsive

by Carl Weller on 13/03/2019 10:00

In my previous post Introducing Lean thinking to DevOps I showed how Lean thinking, particularly establishing a pull system through work in progress (WIP) limits, can fully align the delivery capability of your DevOps team(s) with the ability of business to accept change.

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Introducing Lean thinking to DevOps

by Carl Weller on 26/02/2019 02:30

DevOps seems to be on everyone’s lips right now. It has surpassed Agile and become the newest and blackest of blacks.

The definition I’ll give it for the purposes of this blog is “…a lot of technical stuff done using strangely named products with the intent of creating a frictionless and smooth flow of value to end users”. I mean, Chef, Puppet, Git. Who names these products? Nevertheless, the important part of that definition rests in the last ten words; a frictionless and smooth flow of value to end users.

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