There is a lot of information about DevOps, the technology, the culture, the behaviour. There is not a lot of information about tackling DevOps in large enterprises and there is certainly very little about tackling DevOps in large financial organisations. This article presents lessons learnt rolling out DevOps in a large insurance organisation.
Jon Baer and Michelle Messina have written a book exploring the secrets to success in Silicon Valley - what it takes for a startup to succeed. They look at the culture, history and stories which show how and why the Valley works, and provide guidance for prospective entrepreneurs who are considering setting up in the Valley, or elsewhere. They spoke to InfoQ about the book and their ideas.
Framed in the story of the author's car catching fire, this article describes five ways of thinking to help understand DevOps culture, and behaviours necessary to create an effective DevOps team. A central theme is that DevOps challenges us to think differently about our approach to collaboration and learning, in ways often contrary to our instincts and how we’ve been encouraged to behave before.
We know that software is changing the world, and we’ve come to see our impact as accelerating the software side of that change. With that passion, we started InfoQ 10 years ago. 9
Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1
In this week's podcast QCon chair Wesley Reisz talks to Heather Fleming, who is the VP of product and program management at GILT.
When outsourcing software development, the country options are endless. The decision-making process isn’t easy and it shouldn’t be. Yousef Awad presents a checklist of key elements to consider. 1
The missing link between the life you live now, and your dreams becoming your reality is simple: accountability. Most people have extreme difficulty holding themselves accountable to their goals.
The book Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan provides a process with a practical approach to master business storytelling; a leadership skill that helps to achieve results.
A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? PwC were the runners up for the Spark Award this year. 1
Book review and interview with Jeff Sussna, author of "Designing Delivery", on cybernetics, service exchange, customer-centric brands and a new definition of quality in a service-oriented world.
Pauly Comtois, Vice President of DevOps at Hearst Business Media, talks about their DevOps initiatives. What challenges have they faced? Which improvements have they seen? What lies ahead?