Implement DevOps Practices That Work

Streamline business value delivery through the strategic adoption of DevOps practices.

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As you are trying to introduce quality and predictability in your delivery lifecycles, you run into a number of challenges:

  • The teams are afraid that changing the status quo is going to be hard and will add more work to their already cramped schedules.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all framework for DevOps adoption and teams don’t know where to start.
  • Teams are also unaware of how far they are culturally from being ready for making the move from a non-DevOps delivery style to one that has strong practices.

Adopting the right DevOps practices will provide the following benefits:

  • Knowing where the team stands, culturally, as they try DevOps adoption is a good starting point for them. If one wants to know where to go, one also needs to know where they are.
  • With a series of minor to major tweaks to the existing delivery lifecycle, teams can start reaping the fruits of their labor, feeling a sense of accomplishment, and eventually becoming more mature and aware of the best things they can do to strengthen their value to the organization.

Module 1: Examine Your Current State

The Purpose

Set the context for improvement.

Key Benefits Achieved

Provide a great foundation for an actionable vision and goals that people can align to.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review the outcome of the DevOps Readiness Survey.
  • Baseline assessment of the organization’s readiness for introducing DevOps principles in its delivery process
1.2 Articulate the current-state delivery process.
1.3 Categorize existing challenges using PEAS.
  • A categorized list of challenges currently evident in the delivery process

Module 2: MATURE Your Delivery Lifecycle

The Purpose

Brainstorm solutions using the MATURE framework.

Key Benefits Achieved

Collaborative list of solutions to challenges that are restricting/may restrict adoption of DevOps in your organization.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Brainstorm solutions for identified challenges.
  • A list of solutions that will enhance the current delivery process into one which is influenced by DevOps principles
2.2 Understand different DevOps topologies within the context of strong communication and collaboration.
  • (Optional) Identify a team topology that works for your organization.

Module 3: Choose the Right Metrics and Tools for Your Needs

The Purpose

Select metrics and tools for your DevOps-inspired delivery pipeline.

Key Benefits Achieved

Enable your team to select the right metrics and tool chain that support the implementation of DevOps practices.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Identify metrics that are sensible and provide meaningful insights into your organization’s DevOps transition.
  • A list of metrics that will assist in measuring the progress of your organization’s DevOps transition
3.2 Determine the set of tools that satisfy enterprise standards and can be used to implement DevOps practices.
  • A list of tools that meet enterprise standards and enhance delivery processes
3.3 (Optional) Assess DevOps pipeline maturity.

Module 4: Define Your Release, Communication, and Next Steps

The Purpose

Build a plan laying out the work needed to be done for implementing the necessary changes to your organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

Roadmap of steps to take in the coming future.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Create a roadmap for future-state delivery process.
  • Roadmap for future-state delivery process

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