Disciplined DevOps is an enterprise-class approach to DevOps that shows how mainstream DevOps, DevSecOps, DataDevOps, release management, and support fit together in a seamless and streamlined manner.
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While the agile community still has difficulty in acknowledging the need for project managers, the fact is that large, complex organizations on an evolutionary path to a more modern solutions delivery paradigm can reap tremendous benefit from the continued services of seasoned project managers.
How do you measure agile solution delivery teams? What metrics should we collect? How do you successfully roll up team measures to the portfolio level? Should you even try? How can you tailor your metrics strategy to fit the context that you face? How does this fit into traditional metrics strategies? What are the success factors for an agile metrics program? What are the failure factors? How does this fit into our overall governance strategy?
Data Management is a critical component of both your DevOps and IT strategies. We work through the Disciplined Agile mindset for Data Management as well as a collection of strategies that enables you to take an evolutionary and collaborative approach to Data Management that provides the right data at the right time to the right people.
Business agility – being an adaptive, lean, responsive, and learning organization – is the race that enterprises need to win today. Yet there is no quick fix, no silver bullet, to attain business agility. This is a multi-year journey requiring hard work, experimentation, and most importantly a willingness to improve.
We work through critical principles for effective release management; several potential release management strategies including agile release trains (ARTs), agile release streams, and as-needed releases; release/deployment infrastructures; and potential teaming structures. Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach release management is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right for you.
Mark Lines provides an overview of how to guide true enterprise-wide agile transformations. Mark will describe how to use a lean change organization change management (OCM) approach to introduce incremental change that maximizes the value of change while minimizing organizational disruption in a low risk manner. Mark will include stories from the trenches of what worked, and lessons learned from using this approach with many clients around the world.
Lean IT Governance is the leadership, organizational structures and streamlined processes to enable IT to work as a partner in sustaining and extending the organization’s ability to produce meaningful value for its customers.
Despite claims to the contrary, the need for governance does not disappear for agile projects. Your project sponsors have a right to know the status of the health and risk of their investments. But trying to blend traditional agile methods such as Scrum with traditional stage gate approaches can cause frustration for both project teams and their stakeholders. Disciplined Agile (DA) provides straightforward and common sense ideas for applying governance in a lightweight fashion for agile projects.
The way that you operate and support your solutions in production is a key aspect of your overall DevOps strategy. Every organization’s context is different, so having choices in how you approach operations and support is critical to developing a streamlined strategy that is right for you.