In my last blog post , I shared the 5 best practices my teams have learned during our own DevOps Journey:
1. Expand agile practices beyond development and test to include client, business stakeholders, and operations to breakdown silos and improve outcomes.
2. Shift Left with continuous testing using automation and virtualization to eliminate long back-end test cycles and increase quality.
3. Build a delivery pipeline leveraging tools-as-a-service that enables developers to commit... [More]
IBM Rational's Enterprise DevOps Transformational Journey
Over the last 10 years as an IBM executive, I have been leading large development organizations in the adoption of lean, agile and DevOps practices. These development organizations have spanned multiple geographies, technologies, cultural backgrounds and skill sets. Through these experiences, I have learned a lot. Mostly that these transformations are hard, take much longer than you want in a large organization, and that it is important to learn from others on similar journeys. In... [More]
Darrell Reimer, IBM Research Distinguished Engineer, and Adrian Cho, IBM SaaS and Service Engage Development Director, recently presented on how development has evolved from waterfall practices to DevOps and beyond, to practices that deliver greater agility and less downtime.
The old way of doing things was siloed, serial and slow. It created tricky development problems, long test cycles and difficult deployments.
Eventually, organizations figured out a more efficient way of... [More]
I’ve been spending a lot of time in the developer Pit Stop area of the EXPO hall at IBM Innovate. You may not have had a chance to stop by—but with open speed labs, a race track, drone helicopters, and occulus rift, it’s definitely an area that shouldn’t be missed!
If you want to get your hands dirty and try out some of the new developer tools you’ve been hearing so much about, the Bluemix@SPEED Labs in the Pitstop area is a must-see. You can find us giving demo’s and developing and... [More]
We need developers who think like ops and ops who think like developers .—Gene Kim, Founder and former CTO of Tripwire
This morning at Innovate we heard from Steve Mills, Senior VP and Group Executive, IBM Software and Systems, on how IBM transformed itself into an agile software development company through big cultural shifts and certain key principles, such as reuse. "The best code is the code not written," Mills said. "The best code is used over and over and over again." (And over again.)
Who better to... [More]
GE Capital has a vision: to responsibly move at market speed. The challenge is remaining secure, compliant and managing quality standards while moving quickly enough to stay ahead of the competition. Snehal Antani, CIO of CDF & EA at GE Capital, took to the stage during the DevOps keynote to tell how GE had leveraged DevOps to attain their goals.
He echoed what is already becoming a common DevOps theme at Innovate: It’s about people, the shift required to become lean and agile requires a commitment from... [More]
"Every great innovation runs through a developer's hands." —Kristof Kloeckner, GM of IBM Rational
Have you hugged your developer today? Because if you haven't, you probably should. This morning at Innovate 2014 we learned that there is a new renaissance going on in the developer community, one in which there is no boundary between the programmer and the customer. According to Steve Robinson, GM of Cloud Platform Services at IBM, developers are the new kingmakers. And it's all about speed.
In the... [More]
Most teams and organizations waste 40% or more of their resources. In larger enterprises and in organizations with compliance requirements, the ratio of productive activities to waste is even more pronounced. Waste comes in several forms: unnecessary overhead, unnecessary rework, unnecessary features, and building the wrong thing.
IBM’s DevOps capabilities can provide better business outcomes through two key advances:
1. More effective steering through earlier and continuous... [More]
In the white paper, “ Adopting IBM’s approach to continuous software delivery ,” I discussed an adoption framework for iteratively introducing new capabilities and change by assessing your practices and planning improvements. I concluded by introducing the first steps for planning your DevOps adoption and improvement roadmap. I followed this paper with a four-part blog series that outlined a good four-step process for getting started on your improvements journey ( step 1 , step 2 ,... [More]
Can't attend Innovate 2014? No worries...we've got you covered! You can follow all of the general sessions, keynotes, and the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge from the comfort of your desk. Grab a cup of coffee and tune into ibm.com/innovate for the latest, breaking news, announcements, client success stories, strategy and thought leadership direct from sunny Orlando!
Innovate 2014 live stream schedule (EDT)*
Monday, 2 June
In this post I would like to take a look at DevOps through a ‘Lean’ lens. If one takes a look at the principles behind DevOps, one sees the roots of Lean. These lean roots, when studied and well understood, provide a framework to start measuring and then using those measurements to instrument the delivery pipeline and eliminate the bottlenecks in the pipeline, making it more efficient and productive.
The goal of DevOps is to deliver software to production, in an efficient manner, minimizing risk, and striving for... [More]
Why is BlueMix smilin' at me? IBM Innovate 2014 is chock full of sessions and workshops about Codename: BlueMix beta, a flexible platform built on open standards leveraging the best of breed IBM technologies, applications and services. However, you don't have to wait for Innovate to leverage IBM's cloud platform; you can begin your free trial today to:
Develop your apps: from concept to live in minutes
Scale your app to meet automatic auto-scaling
Experience the... [More]
Are you interested in IBM solutions, but would prefer a hands-on experience before making a decision? Back by popular demand, technical workshops at IBM Innovate 2014 can help answer your questions by letting you work directly with the latest technologies.
Building the bridge to DevOps—Leveraging the IBM Collaborative Development solution — See how the IBM Collaborative Development solution is able to span the complete lifecycle of... [More]
This week at Impact has been full of thought-provoking sessions and interactions with folks from IBM and attendees from companies around the world. The Expo floor was full of attendees asking about DevOps, and many folks specifically around the Release & Deploy pedestal were asking two recurring questions; one, "What is DevOps," and two, "Is deployment automation the same thing as DevOps?"
This misconception has come up more and more lately, as DevOps has grown in... [More]
Innovate@SPEED is your fast track to driving success in lean transformation and continuous delivery platforms. And where is this fast track?...in The Pit Stop.
Location: Innovate EXPO - Dolphin Hotel - Lower Level, Atlantic Hall
Sun, 01 Jun
06:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Mon, 02 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Tue, 03 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Wed, 04 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.... [More]