BIZDEVOPS Blog

May 25, 2017
Hemanth Kumar Yamjala
Cigniti

DevOps brings Development and Operations together with the sheer objective of ensuring quality and enabling faster time to market. However, what happens to QA in this scenario? How does the Testing team fit in? Let's ponder on this further and understand the role of QA and Testing in the DevOps world ...

April 20, 2017
Craig Marble
Astadia

One could argue that testing is the most important phase of an IT project. It's also time-consuming and expensive. It's essential to strike a balance between an IT testing program that ensures a quality product and the cost-to-value ratio of your project. But when you're dealing with replatforming projects, how much testing is enough testing? ...

April 18, 2017
Mike Cuppett
Author of "DevOps, DBAs, and DbaaS"

Whether through formal methods such as classroom or virtual training, job shadowing, and mentoring; or through informal methods such as team discussions or presentations, teaching needs to be a frequent element of team integration. It is a given that IT and business teams have difficulty understanding each other without a common taxonomy. Even teams within IT often fail to understand each other ...

April 17, 2017
Mike Cuppett
Author of "DevOps, DBAs, and DbaaS"

Although DBAs fortunately have the rare ability to bridge the gap between development and operations, they have been detrimentally overlooked in many companies that deploy DevOps practices. A DBA's ability to interrogate code and construct a resilient, well–performing database environment uniquely defines the capabilities needed for DevOps – leaving me perplexed about why DBAs were not one of the first operations team members asked to join the DevOps movement ...

February 28, 2017
Anthony James
Linux Academy

The growing micro certification trend is driven predominantly by industries such as IT and cybersecurity that have a workforce skills gap where jobs can’t be filled because of a lack of qualified applicants. Those who pursue micro certifications are usually non-traditional students already working but looking to advance in or switch careers. Micro certifications also benefit the unemployed who are seeking skill development and job opportunities ...

February 21, 2017
Pete Goldin
DEVOPSdigest

The stakes are high for preventing security compromises: 72.7 percent of companies have a custom application that, if it were to experience downtime, would significantly impact the organization’s ability to operate, according to the Custom Applications and IaaS Report 2017 ...

January 25, 2017
Pete Goldin
DEVOPSdigest

DevOps is moving into the mainstream, according to a new survey conducted by Redgate Software. Nearly half (47 percent) of companies surveyed have already adopted DevOps across some or all of their IT projects ...

November 18, 2016
Tom Wade
Gallop Solutions

As the integration of Development and Operations gains traction among business think tanks to ensure development of quality software products and faster delivery schedules, Quality Assurance (QA) takes center stage. In DevOps QA, developers and testers use agile and lean methodologies to test software for glitches during various stages of its development. As a real test environment with a number of dependencies is difficult to be created owing to cost and other factors, service virtualization strategy helps to set up a virtual test environment to check for desired outcomes of the software or the lack of them ...

November 16, 2016
Jeanne Morain
iSpeak Cloud

The success of DevOps depends on both the cultural shift around people and process as well as the technical implementation skills of the team across Dev and Ops. In the final post of this 3-part series, I will focus on the top 5 technology implementation mistakes ...

November 09, 2016
Jeanne Morain
iSpeak Cloud

DevOps implementations can be hindered by lack of involvement from both the business and technology leadership as the team initiates and creates the new DevOps culture. In Part 2 of the 3-part series on Challenges and Solutions for implementing DevOps, I will focus on technology leadership challenges and suggested solutions ...

November 04, 2016
Jeanne Morain
iSpeak Cloud

DevOps is a powerful process that can catapult industry leaders into the next stratosphere of transformation success when combined with the right people, process, and technology. The converse is also true. Applying DevOps principles of agility, continuous integration and delivery without addressing broken processes, gaps in skillsets or technology – is a recipe for disaster. This 3 part blog series will focus on the people and process challenges that impact DevOps implementations across 3 areas – Business, Technology Leadership, and Technology Execution based on my research for my latest book, iSpeak Cloud: Embracing Digital Transformation. This first blog will focus on the Business & Technology interaction ....

September 12, 2016
Pete Goldin
DEVOPSdigest

APMdigest - DEVOPSdigest's partner site - has launched a new content-rich section of the site called APM Academy, sponsored by CA Technologies ...

September 09, 2016
Gene Kim
Co-Author of The Phoenix Project

We recently had speakers and alumni of the DevOps Enterprise Summit share their best practices on a live video chat. You can watch the video replay of our chat below to hear some interesting insights related to middle management, a sneak peek at the presenter's upcoming their reflections on the DevOps Enterprise community, and their favorite resources for continued learning ...

September 02, 2016
Mark Heistek
Devopsense

To transform towards a DevOps organization you need to cover all DevOps "muscle groups". Let's dive into these groups ...

August 31, 2016
Mark Heistek
Devopsense

DevOps means a mindset of getting better at getting better. You need to get better to fulfill customer needs, and therefore you need to get interested in what your customer wants and make sure the feedback loop will be as short as possible. How do you reach the state of "get better at getting better"? ...

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