Good to Great with DevOps

DevOps is continuously evolving. Ever since the term was coined in 2009, the state of DevOps evolved exponentially year on year. Fast forward in 2019, organisations of every sizes and shapes (enterprises to start-ups) share great amount of excitement around DevOps. Each organization has their own DevOps story. Some of these stories are yet to … Read moreGood to Great with DevOps

DevOps Strategy Canvas – Accelerating Business Outcomes

The DevOps Strategy Canvas is a framework to help you maximise your business outcomes while addressing the needs of your DevOps journey. For over a decade, DevOps has been a reference point for bringing technology transformation to life. Nearly every IT vendor has reshaped their marketing content to fit in the DevOps lingo everywhere. It … Read moreDevOps Strategy Canvas – Accelerating Business Outcomes

Want to transform fast? Stop doing all transformations in one go.

In today’s super VUCA world, enterprises are facing a mandate to transform in order to meet the ever changing needs of customer / market. Whether it is about launching the next major phase in an organization, executing a new corporate strategy to achieve breakthrough performance, enabling a new executive leader to take charge, or integrating … Read moreWant to transform fast? Stop doing all transformations in one go.

Why DevOps is hard – #SAFeSummit2018


I had the privilege to present my lightning talk at SAFe Summit 2018 Washington DC (https://2018.safesummit.com/sessions/lightning-talks-350pm-405pm/) on 04 Oct 2018.


The lightning talks are engaging 15-minute presentations where SAFe summit attendees share their knowledge and experience with others. With a room full with SAFe practitioners, enthusiasts and learners, it was a great opportunity to demonstrate lessons learnt during various DevOps engagements in different industries and at different scales.

Given the format of the talk, 15 mins was too short to cover such a broad topic. There were many attendees who had queued after the session to ask their questions / queries. We also exchanged ideas around how DevOps strategy could be a great topic for enterprises who are starting their agile transformation journey. It was a great experience, so much of energy and common interest in a single location.


The details of talk is as follows:
Title :”Why DevOps is hard”
Abstract:
Even since DevOps became mainstream, DevOps adaptations in enterprises are still in pockets. Through this talk, we look at the challenges and some of the solutions that successfully worked.

Video:
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Multi-Speed IT Environment – Lessons from field

Multi Speed IT

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Win Your DevOps Conversation with Business Leaders

Pillars of DevOps

In today’s world, every business is driven by software. We are living in an era where technology drives behaviors, decisions and business outcomes. Any time you have an app or website or software element, software development becomes critical part of day-to-day business strategy — even for non-traditional software companies. Because of the mandatory role software … Read moreWin Your DevOps Conversation with Business Leaders

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DevOps Pilot to Enterprise

Different People understand DevOps differently. In majority of cases people focus only on Tools and believe DevOps is all about tools. Few people start with processes related to software engineering or technical excellence and try to over-engineer them. Very few people holistically understand what DevOps means and how DevOps can help business value delivery. Don’t get me wrong here – It’s okay to start with tools or process focus, however that’s not what DevOps is all about.

Developer Happiness

I’ve had the pleasure of hiring and building high performing software engineering teams over a decade for multiple companies. These teams delivered great products and great value to businesses. I admire these teams not because the results they had produced, but how they worked together throughout the journey. Over these years, I have learnt the … Read moreDeveloper Happiness

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