Understanding Agile DevOps

Book description

In this report, author Jim Bird explains how organizations can move to DevOps by building on their existing investments in Agile development. The DevOps approach, practices, and tools all build on and extend Agile, and the two methodologies require the same kind of commitment and energy, the same approach to cultural and organizational change, and the same focus on iterative and incremental change, feedback, and learning.

DevOps is about expanding Agile ideas and values from product management and software development to the rest of the service delivery organization. You’ll discover why DevOps’ scope is greater, its speed faster, and its results much more impactful.

Transitioning from Agile to DevOps will shift your focus from:

  • Continuous integration in Agile to continuous delivery pipelines in DevOps
  • The Agile manifesto to DevOps’ CALMS: culture, automation, lean production, measurement, and sharing
  • Building working software to creating production-ready services
  • Measuring velocity and controlled change with Agile to cycle time to release and continuous change with DevOps
  • T-shaped generalizing specialists to full-stack developers
  • Agile’s retrospection for driving continuous improvement to DevOps’ blameless postmortems for treating failures as vital feedback

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Product information

  • Title: Understanding Agile DevOps
  • Author(s): Jim Bird
  • Release date: December 2017
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781492028475