DevOps, DevOps, DevOps. When you talk to people focused on building and delivering custom software solutions, it seems that this is the topic they all want to know about. Luckily, Microsoft offers a fully-featured, best-of-breed set of tools to support DevOps in our customers' organizations. But tools are arguably the least important part of the DevOps value chain. Organizational culture and process are just as important if not more important to the success of a DevOps evolution but this is an area that is not often talked about. In this Breakpoint Shorts session, we will discuss how to enable culture-change in the organization to prepare customers for DevOps-enabled software delivery and why process is so important to the success of a DevOps practice. Finally, we will discuss how to start the DevOps journey. From small steps to big leaps, this session will help your customers not only increase the cadence of delivery of value to end users, but also improve the quality.
This is the first part in a 3-part series. In Part 2, we will discuss how process is an enabler for teams adopting a DevOps capability. In Part 3, we will discuss aspects of DevOps tooling when you are considering which platforms to adopt.
Resources discussed in this session:
- Engineering Stories: http://stories.visualstudio.com
- DevOps Readiness Assessment: http://devopsassessment.azurewebsites.net/
- Visual Studio as a DevOps Platform: https://www.visualstudio.com/features/alm-devops-vs