DOES15

DevOps Enterprise Summit
DevOps Enterprise is THE event for people who are bringing Lean principles into the IT value stream
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#DOES15DevOps Enterprise Summit DevOps Enterprise is THE event for people who are bringing Lean principles into the IT value stream
#DOES19 Las Vegas
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What would you say are some indicators that an organization is ready to take on a DevOps project?
Steve Brodie
Businesses may be compelled to pursue DevOps if they need to improve SW Delivery outcomes
Michael Valentin
hey folks... I'd say when they're finally tired of feeling the pain of NOT engaging in DevOps
Steve Brodie
Needs for faster cycle times, improved quality, better cost efficiency
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit heh... ALL orgs (*) are ready to (at least) get started... building empathy muscles and making "a thing" more efficient
Carmen DeArdo
@stbrodie Agree with Steve. It's hard to think of an organization that shouldn't be interested in DevOps but then again, I am biased :-)
Steve Brodie
That said, there needs to be a willingness to address the organizational and cultural pre-requisites
Electric Cloud
@stbrodie a need for automation!
Anders Wallgren
If you are getting sick of 8 hour conference calls with forty people on them holding their breath hoping things will work...
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit perhaps start with something very manually and error prone, automate it, iterate to next thing.
Thomas A. McGonagle
An interest in improvement
Halie Noble
@joshcorman automate all the things in all the organizations!
Carmen DeArdo
If you have a lot of wait states and waste and don't have visibility across the value stream
Jan-Joost Bouwman
When they are ready to break down the wall
Michael Valentin
For our team, while we've had to cut the size of the staff, I've made the case that, more than ever, we need to automate, engage in CI/CD to ensure we can continue to enjoy quality and feature delivery with a smaller team.
Sam Fell
That's it. That, and an organizational will to do something about it.
Carmen DeArdo
many teams start out with agile development but then realize that you have to go broader than that. To drive more improvement across the entire value chain.
Michael Valentin
Yes Carmen. That's the next logical step after they've embraced agile methods
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit 1 of my favs is intro Deming's Supply Chain Principles... [cont]
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit [cont] 1) Fewer Suppliers 2) Best Supplies from 'em 3) Track which parts went where ==> Less Unplanned work, Break-Fix, Faster MTTR
Thomas A. Limoncelli
Other indicators include: your Ops team is unable to take vacations, outages are more likely during code pushes, and new feature are written but don't appear in production for months.
Anders Wallgren
@michaelvalentin Automation truly is a force-multiplier!
Jan-Joost Bouwman
@carmendeardo that's also how we got started. You can't get the full potential of Agile without including Ops in your team
Steve Brodie
Well said Michael
Michael Valentin
@anders_wallgren agreed. the hardest part is to breakdown the QA silo thinking and get them to enhance their skills so that they can engage in the automation engineering
Chris Lazzaro
.@DOESsummit Teams often learn DevOps the first time as they transition from building OnPrem SW to Cloud
Steve Brodie
@joshcorman Agree with Josh's suggestion to start small with a painful manual task and then iterate
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How do you measure failed deployments in the enterprise? Why is that important?
Carmen DeArdo
if you want to get better at something, you do it more often and measure when it fails so you can improve
Steve Brodie
(1) Downtime from failed deployment, (2) Cost of failed deployment (3) If no rolling deploys, can deploy be completed within maintenance window
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit #sarcasm ... by the trail of terminated employees??
Steve Brodie
why is is important? Continuously measure and improve
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit more seriously though. ALL SYSTEMS FAIL. The trick is do we learn from them. FailSmall, FailFast, Iterate.
Joshua Corman
.@DOESsummit I love Dan Geer's Principle... "No Silent Failures". I.e. did we see it, were there leading indicators
Carmen DeArdo
You do need to get your deployment process under control and then work to make it faster via automation and integration
Michael Valentin
let's not forget that this ALL starts with Culture. Unless the culture changes, unless the people who can make changes "care" about changing vs. protecting their silo/department, it becomes a grass roots effort at best.
Anders Wallgren
@joshcorman Success is boring. Spend more time planning for failure than you do for success. Hopefully you'll be more bored that way.
Jan-Joost Bouwman
@carmendeardo exactly: measure, improve, automate
Carmen DeArdo
Agree that culture change is a huge factor and moving away from high ceremony procedures and moving away from time based releases to readiness based
Electric Cloud
How can people within the #DevOps community better support eachother?
Steve Brodie
By sharing learnings, best practices, challenges to be solved
#DOES19 Las Vegas
more community involvement in things such as CrowdChat!
Jan-Joost Bouwman
sharing is caring. Give talks, post blogs with your findings, teach workshops
Steve Brodie
Attending DevOps Enterprise Summit 2015 is a great forum for sharing with the community
#DOES19 Las Vegas
@stbrodie this will be a major focus at the conference this year!
Jan-Joost Bouwman
@stbrodie def. get together at conferences
Halie Noble
@JanJoostBouwman "sharing is caring" - heard that in a childs song once. Some things will never change.
Anders Wallgren
One thing I really admire about the #DevOps community is that everyone is very open to sharing their experiences, warts and all. #does15
Steve Brodie
As a vendor, we love to hear what the community would like to see in the tooling and automation front
Jan-Joost Bouwman
at the devopsdays amsterdam I did an ignite about the importance of giving back to the community
Carmen DeArdo
Sharing experiences and the experiments that we are all trying out to see what is working and what to watch out for. It's a continuous learning experience.
Electric Cloud
@carmendeardo continuous all the things!
Steve Brodie
i think that sharing is even more important for enterprises and other large organizations begining their Devops transformation journey. there are some unique large org challenges
Steve Brodie
@carmendeardo Really looking forrward to your session at DOES15 Carmen
Carmen DeArdo
right, Continuous *
Electric Cloud
@JanJoostBouwman We would love to see that! Do you have a link?
Halie Noble
@stbrodie @carmendeardo yes! Last year's talk was awesome.
Carmen DeArdo
@stbrodie Thanks Steve, I hope I don't disappoint :-) I don't have any more bathroom jokes (at least not yet :-)
Jan-Joost Bouwman
@stbrodie I'm really pleased that we are really getting on to this. We even start contributing to open source, which is a HUGE thing for a bank
Jan-Joost Bouwman
the link to the slides should be on my linked in profile. Not sure the ignites were recorded
Gene Kim
Awesome. OH: @carmendeardo "Every time I give talk, I learn more than anyone else in the room"
Gene Kim
OH: @janjoostbouwman: "I want to impress upon my peers that it's important to share our #devops journey and story"