DevOps

The Agile Advocate: How to Involve Operations in a DevOps World

Tags: Agile, DevOps, cloud, managementPosted: 08/28/2017

Introduction I’ve had the unique opportunity over the last 30+ years to be involved in multiple large, enterprisewide, mission critical application development projects. I’ve also had the opportunity to develop and bring several products to market. In looking back at these projects, the common…

The Agile Advocate: What's in Your Continuous Integration?

Tags: DevOps, Agile development, managementPosted: 08/14/2017

Introduction I’ve had the unique opportunity over the last 30+ years to be involved in multiple large, enterprisewide, mission critical application development projects. I’ve also had the opportunity to develop and bring several products to market. In looking back at these projects, the common…

The Agile Advocate: What is Infrastructure as Code and Why Do I Care?

Tags: Agile, DevOps, cloud computing, managementPosted: 08/02/2017

Introduction I’ve had the unique opportunity over the last 30+ years to be involved in multiple large, enterprisewide, mission critical application development projects. I’ve also had the opportunity to develop and bring several products to market. In looking back at these projects, the common…

From The Agile Advocate: Musings on DevOps

Tags: DevOps, Agile, cloud, IaaS, managementPosted: 07/20/2017

Introduction For more than 30 years, I’ve been involved in multiple large, enterprisewide, mission critical application development projects. Along the way, I’ve also developed and brought to market several products. In looking back at these projects, the common thread in the successful ones was…

From The Agile Advocate: Musings on DevOps

Tags: DevOps, managementPosted: 07/12/2017

First in a series. Paving The Way To DevOps.   Introduction For more than 30 years, I’ve been involved in multiple large, enterprisewide, mission critical application development projects. Along the way, I’ve also developed and brought to market several products. In looking back at these…

USCIS CIO Schwartz Shares Final Thoughts Before Leaving Government

Tags: management, technology, Mark Schwartz, DevOps, USCISPosted: 06/29/2017

His last talk as a government employee focused on the benefits of DevOps. Mark Schwartz, soon-to-be former chief information officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, spent his last public speech as a government employee discussing the benefits of DevOps processes. Schwartz’s next…

NIST Information Security Compliance and DevOps

Tags: information security, compliance, DevOpsPosted: 05/01/2017

The goal of this article is to consider how an organization can adopt DevOps methods for delivering software, while also remaining compliant with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)-mandated information security requirements based on National Institute of Standards and Technology (…

Including Ops on the Journey to the Cloud

Tags: DevOps, cloud, management, AgilePosted: 03/06/2017

Is there anything the cloud can’t do? A day doesn’t go by without us hearing about the benefits of the cloud. It can make us healthier, our kids smarter and everyone is happier. And the IT community? It seems to be the biggest benefactor of the cloud. Systems magically get better by migrating to…

DevOps, Agile and Microservices

Tags: Agile, Microservices, DevOps, managementPosted: 01/31/2017

DevOps provides the principles, practices and tools, coupled with organizational and cultural changes, to allow application-focused teams to deliver functionality to the end user via repeatable, predictable processes.   Agile methodologies such as scrum and SAFe break down this DevOps pipeline…

The Developer’s Sandbox: GovernmentCIO Empowering the Dev in DevOps

Tags: DevOpsPosted: 08/09/2016

GovernmentCIO has designed and deployed a DevOps pipeline and process that provides what has been coined “The Developer’s Sandbox.” The main objective of the sandbox is to provide as much of the full stack of DevOps to the developers as possible (e.g., static code analysis, integration testing,…