Why do so many organisations optimise their delivery of IT services for robustness? What risk management practices are normally involved, and do their risk reduction capabilities outweigh their costs?
In this article Steve Smith explains what optimising for robustness is, and why it is inadequate for IT service delivery. This is part of the Resilience As A Continuous Delivery Enabler series.
Continuous Delivery is a set of principles and practices to improve the stability and throughput of a release process. But what does it mean to be practising Continuous Delivery? What comes beforehand, what comes afterwards, and how many deploys a day do you actually need?
The DevOps Handbook describes an admirable DevOps As A Philosophy based on flow, feedback, continual learning and experimentation. However, a near-decade of naivety, confusion, and profiteering surrounding DevOps has left the IT industry with DevOps As A Cult and the benefits of Operability are all too often overlooked.
In this article Steve Smith explains why DevOps As A Philosophy is a laudable ideal, why DevOps As A Cult is the unpleasant reality, and why organisations should instead focus on Operability as an enabler of Continuous Delivery.
An book on the what, why, and how of measuring Continuous Delivery adoption within an organisation The latest ebook from Steve Smith is now available – “Measuring Continuous Delivery“. “Measuring Continuous Delivery” covers the what, why, and how of measuring Continuous Delivery adoption within an organisation. It is aimed at executives, managers, practitioners, and anyone else involved in…
Integration Feature Branching is overly-costly and unpredictable