Posts Tagged ‘DevOps’

Accelerate

23Apr18

TL;DR Accelerate is now my top book recommendation for people looking for practical guidance on how to do DevOps. It’s a quick read, actionable, and data driven. Background I’ve previously recommended the following books for DevOps: The Phoenix Project – Gene Kim’s respin of The Goal is an approachable tale of how manufacturing practices can […]


This is pretty much a repost of the original Bionics – a primer, but we decided to call it Bionix (with an X). TL;DR Greater automation is the future for the IT industry, and we’ve called DXC’s automation programme ‘Bionix’. It’s about being data driven with a flexible tool kit, rather than being all in […]


LessOps

09Aug17

JeffConf have posted the video from my talk there on LessOps (or should that be ‘LessOps), which is how I see operations working out in a world of ‘serverless’ cloud service: The full playlist is here, and I’ve also published the slides:


In a note to my last post ‘Safety first‘ I promised more on this topic, so here goes… TL;DR As software learns from manufacturing by adopting the practices we’ve called DevOps we’ve got better at catching mistakes earlier and more often in our ‘production lines’ to reduce their cost; but what if the whole point […]


Safety first

27Jul17

Google’s Project Aristotle spent a bunch of time trying to figure out what made some teams perform better than others, and in the end they identified psychological safety as the primary factor[1]. It’s why one of the guiding principles to Modern Agile is ‘Make Safety a Prerequisite’. The concept of safety comes up in Adrian […]


In a footnote to yesterday’s application intimacy post I said: in time there will be services for provisioning, monitoring and logging, and all that will remain of ‘infrastructure’ will be the config of those services; and since we might treat that config as code then ultimately the NoOps ‘just add code – we’ll take care […]


This is another post that’s a recycled email, one which started out with the title: ‘Our share of the cloud shared responsibility model (and the need for application intimacy)’ The original email came from a number of discussions in the run up to the DXC merger, and I must thank many of my CTO and […]


TL;DR Greater automation is the future for the IT industry, and we’ve called DXC’s automation programme ‘Bionics’. It’s about being data driven with a flexible tool kit, rather than being all in on a particular vendor or product. To understand what we’re trying to achieve with Bionics (besides reading the rest of this post) I […]


Originally posted internally 9 Nov 2016: TL;DR – the 3 ways Improve flow Improve feedback Improve our ability to learn by experimentation Why this is for you When you see the word ‘DevOps’ please keep reading – this post is still for you. I deliberately left the word DevOps out of the title of this post, […]


Originally posted internally 12 Feb 2016, this was the first of what became a series of posts where I took an email reply to a broader audience. Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) was the half of CSC that I worked in before the creation of the Global Delivery Organisation (GDO) in DXC Technology: JP Morgenthal sent out […]