According to the DevOps Handbook 1, High-performing IT organizations deploy 30x more frequently with 200x shorter lead times 60x fewer failures and recover 168x faster.
I recently talked to a CTO from one of the companies for whom Infogain provides outsourced development. The CTO asked about a DevOps approach to help this company scale service capacity at an increased speed without compromising quality.
I started by talking with this client about our success using DevOps at other software companies. I also remembered having participated in the 2017 Safe Summit last fall, where Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow, Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, shared a presentation about how DevOps and SAFe together can help an organization become faster, more accurate and more productive. I’ve provided below a summary of the presentation. Anyone who is interested can feel free to email me for more information.
Scalable DevOps and Continuous Delivery with SAFe
Recognizing the problem DevOps tries to solve
DevOps is an integral element of SAFe®, which promotes continuous integration, continuous deployment and release on demand.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is a combination of culture, principles and technical practices that enable an organization to deliver value faster, regularly and consistently. DevOps delivers communication, integration, automation, and close collaboration among all the individuals needed to plan, create, examine, deploy, release, and maintain a solution.
DevOps Challenges Include:
The CALMR approach to DevOps
Dean Leffingwell, creator and chief methodologist of SAFe, devised the CALMR Approach to DevOps:
Understanding the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
The Continuous Delivery (CD) Pipeline signifies the workflows, activities, and automation required to deliver a continuous release of value to the end user. The pipeline consists of four elements: Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and Release on Demand.
The Lean Startup Methodology helps companies move quicker and be more competitive. Incorporating lean startup practices requires a continuous delivery pipeline.
How do each of the components of the CDP work together?
Release on Demand:
It’s important to measure the Continuous Delivery Pipeline by:
There you have it, an overview of the benefits of Scalable DevOps and Continuous Delivery with SAFe.
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