DevOps in a day : Capgemini DevOps series, Toronto.

Capgemini DevOps series, April 25, 2019 ( Image courtesy, Capgemini) DevOps is an expansive management practice hence challenging to do well but doing DevOps well is a strategic necessity. It is expansive because it touches various elements in the value stream of software development, software deployment and software operations . And it is a strategic … Continue reading DevOps in a day : Capgemini DevOps series, Toronto.

The business case for DevOps : Fully realize the business benefits of Agile software Development

The thinking that Agile software development and DevOps are different and separate frameworks, and hence need to be adopted separately seems to be taking hold. This is obviously, incorrect and has insidious long term consequence as it will perpetuate the divide between Dev and Ops. Although, Agile software development preceded DevOps - Agile software development … Continue reading The business case for DevOps : Fully realize the business benefits of Agile software Development

Competing in the digital age with Lean Startup, Agile software development and DevOps

To compete in the digital age , it is becoming increasingly important to move away from a activity based functional teams to multi disciplinary product teams consisting of business ( product owners, designers, UX , business analysts... ) and IT (developers, testers, security, operations .... ) folks. However, for the newly created product based teams … Continue reading Competing in the digital age with Lean Startup, Agile software development and DevOps

The culture conundrum : To succeed with Agile and DevOps transformation, you need to get the culture right.

One of the key success factors in Agile and DevOps transformation is the culture of the teams and the organization. However, since culture is intangible it is difficult to get a sense of whether you are getting culture right or wrong. So, instead of getting caught up prematurely in the minutiae of how to get … Continue reading The culture conundrum : To succeed with Agile and DevOps transformation, you need to get the culture right.

Succeeding with DevOps: Google’s DevOps survey findings mapped to DASA’s DevOps competence model

DASA DevOps Competence Model First the expected good news,  "Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Study Competitive advantage through DevOps" -  a survey sponsored by Google Cloud , confirmed that DevOps delivers key business results. Survey respondents who adopted the DevOps approach say that it has improved speed to market ( named by 70%), productivity (67%), … Continue reading Succeeding with DevOps: Google’s DevOps survey findings mapped to DASA’s DevOps competence model

Redefining and reinventing project management for today’s post industrial digital age

In many organizations, employees know more about their work than their managers. This reality should force organizations that still cling to the old, top-down style of managing to recognize that many employees today are very capable of managing themselves https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/a-new-role-for-management-in-todays-post-industrial-organization/ With this opening salvo, Mitch McCrimmon writing in the Ivey Business Journal, gets to the … Continue reading Redefining and reinventing project management for today’s post industrial digital age

Getting DevOps right : It is not just about technology, leadership and management matters

It is a truism that to realise the benefits of a technology driven change initiative the focus has to be on deliberate leadership and management of the initiative, rather than an exclusive focus on technology and tools. However, that obvious truth gets lost, in the euphoria and excitement about the latest technology, especially in technologically … Continue reading Getting DevOps right : It is not just about technology, leadership and management matters

Microsoft 365 : Help for the unsung

With more than 90% of the world's data created in just the past few years, companies and individuals struggle to keep up with the accompanying security threats. Luckily, The Unsung are here to help. They are the IT professionals who go largely unnoticed in the backdrop of offices around the world. They are hard at … Continue reading Microsoft 365 : Help for the unsung

Information security : A pre-requisite for business agility

It is a given that businesses need to become agile to remain competitive, and businesses become agile by embracing digital technologies and the digital way of working. However, a non-negotiable pre-requisite for digitally enabled business agility is information security. At RTI Consulting Services, we believe Microsoft 365 offers a simple, elegant and cost-effective way of … Continue reading Information security : A pre-requisite for business agility