Project Management

5 Elements for Successful Continuous Delivery in a DevOps World

PMI Mumbai Chapter

Priya Patra is a Program Manager in Mumbai, India.

In my webinar “Closing the Agile Loop of Continuous Delivery”, we talked about DevOps and how we deliver business value through continuous delivery and the five “Cs” of DevOps:

  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Testing
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Continuous Feedback

Subsequently, I resolved a lot of queries on the principles and values of DevOps (CAMS), team composition and processes that lead to continuous delivery and improved business value.  In retrospect, let us pause for a moment and think: What and who facilitates this continuity? It is the project manager who serves as middleman and repairmen for this human-tools DevOps train?

In this article, I will try to highlight the elements that I as a project manager continuously focus on as we embark on the DevOps train of continuous delivery. All the aspects that I will mention in the coming paragraphs stem from the DevOps principles and values:

As we know, people are the most important factor for a successful DevOps implementation. A project manager ensures that the team is cross functional (BA, QA, developers, Ops, functional and technical SMEs) and well balanced. The project manager must ensure that Ops professionals think like coders--and coders who understand the need of resilience. They share the common …

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