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DevOps and the software lifecycle

DevOps and the software lifecycle

The most commonly accepted definition of DevOps is that it is a movement. There are many discussions around the approaches that would work best to adopt DevOps in a specific context. Most of these threads talk about the need for culture, automation, lean thinking etc,...
Immutable infrastructure

Immutable infrastructure

Over the many years of my interactions with various projects, the most common misconception that I come across is equating a daily standup to scrum and agile. In such situations, the conversations invariably start something like this: “We are already agile, we...

Is DevOps = Agile++?

This is probably the most frequently asked question that I have received. In many sessions when I introduce the concept of DevOps and some characteristics, after the first 30 minutes or so, the question is a variation of: – We are already agile. all this sounds...

How does one create a DevOps Culture?

This is probably the most frequently asked question related to adopting or rolling out a DevOps initiative in an organization. We need to look at this question more closely based on the principles of DevOps. While traditionally, organizations are structured into...

Role of testing in DevOps

One question that I get asked frequently is whether DevOps implies significantly higher costs for testing. Before answering that question, I would like to spend a few minutes on the types of testing that is usually recommended and what is done. Teams following the...