• DevOps as part of the IT value cycle

    DevOps as part of the IT value cycle

    Extending the DevOps philosophy to benefit the whole IT value cycle In a previous piece ‘DevOps – the prequel and sequel’ I described how the 3 Ways of DevOps can be extended to provide a better context to DevOps. The 3 Ways, as described in the ‘must read’ book, The Phoenix Project refer to the
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  • DevOps – the prequel and sequel

    DevOps – the prequel and sequel

    Extending the DevOps philosophy to benefit the whole IT value chain Many people who have taken more than a brief look at DevOps will be familiar with the 3 Ways, as described in the ‘must read’ book, The Phoenix Project. These are the underpinning principles from which all DevOps patterns can be derived. They describe
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  • DevOps & The Death of the Product Owner

    DevOps & The Death of the Product Owner

    An agile transformation I probably don’t have to explain why organizations are transforming towards the agile way of working. In nearly every enterprise, agility has evolved from optional ambition to inevitable necessity. The far-reaching adoption of Scrum, the most dominant agile product development methodology, has triggered the emergence of product owners. The product owner, being
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  • Kill DevOps

    Kill DevOps

    There’s an interesting parallel between Zen and DevOps. This is best illustrated by a kōan. Just to refresh your memory, a kōan is a story, dialogue, question, or statement. Kōans are used in Zen practice to provoke the ‘great doubt’ and test students’ progress in Zen practice. The kōan that appeals to me is “If
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