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Alignment vs Autonomy and The Purpose Alignment Model By Chris Lukassen When scaling agile / Scrum, we invariable run into the alignment vs autonomy problem. In short: you cannot have autonomous self directing teams if they have no clue in what direction they should go, or even shorter: Alignment breeds autonomy. But how do we create alignment? and what tools can we use to quickly evaluate if what we want to do is part of the mission or better left out? Niel Nickolaisen created the Purpose Alignment model and I use it with innovation labs in large enterprises to decide what should be part of our innovation and what should be left to others. Why So if you struggle with aligning your development approaches with the market strategy on how their product is going to be successful in the marketplace, grab a whiteboard. To be successful, a product must do solves a particu... (more)

Tips to Scaling the Enterprise for DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Tips to Scaling the Enterprise for DevOps By Divesh Rupani During a recent webinar XebiaLabs’ own Sunil Mavadia, Director of Customer Success, and Tim Buntel, Vice President of Products, discussed how to scale the enterprise for DevOps and Continuous Delivery. We compiled a list of steps from the presentation. Take a look: 1. Create a highly performing DevOps environment The first step to scaling your enterprise should be doing whatever you can to ensure you have a high performing DevOps environment. Evaluate the strengths of your enterprise and what you hope to accomplish, then de... (more)

Do You Suffer from Deployment Anxiety? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Do You Suffer from Deployment Anxiety? By Necco Ceresani Whether you suffer from a diagnosed anxiety disorder or not, many of us who are responsible for deployments become uneasy when deploying code to production. Did my tests catch everything? What if something happens during a migration and I can’t rollback? Will that small code change create an unstoppable reaction destroying everything in my database? Okay, maybe that’s a little aggressive, but you get my point. Deploying to production creates anxiety among developers all over the world. So how do we combat this anxiety wit... (more)

DevOps by the Numbers | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #DevOps

DevOps by the Numbers - Five Metrics to Watch By Divesh Rupani Tim Buntel recently sat down with Alan Shimel of DevOps.com and explored DevOps by the Numbers. This discussion looked at how to approach the measurements and metrics of a Continuous Delivery transformation. Tim spoke on tough questions like “are we getting better at delivering high-quality software faster and at scale?” and “has all this effort been worth it?!” After listening to the entire discussion we compiled the top 5 DevOps metrics to watch: Time to Delivery “Looking at your time to delivery across all the pha... (more)

Software Delivery Nirvana | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Software Delivery Nirvana By Alexander Moss-Bolaños If you’re not employing DevOps tools and methods, chances are your software delivery deployment practices look something like this: It takes you weeks, sometimes months to deploy new software to production. You test for bugs and try to pinpoint why your deployment only works in the development environment and not the production one. Because your development and operational teams are separated, there is a lack of clear communication and instruction between the two, leading to a wide range of inefficiencies. In this kind of siloed s... (more)