DevOps

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

Tags: DevOps, Agile developmentPosted: 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 computingPosted: 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, IaaSPosted: 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…

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, cloudPosted: 03/06/2017

Introduction 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 use healthier, our kids smarter and everyone is happier – just by using The Cloud. And the IT community? It seems to be the biggest benefactor of the cloud.…

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,…

Bringing Dev and Ops Together

Tags: DevOpsPosted: 09/01/2015

There are differing opinions on what constitutes DevOps, but most descriptions of DevOps include encouraging greater collaboration between software developers and operations staff and using some form of automation to better integrate their activities. Automation is the key to realizing faster…

Maximizing (and Understanding) DevOps With the Cloud

Tags: DevOps, cloudPosted: 08/01/2015

DevOps and Cloud are two of the hottest topics in the Government IT sector these days. Many agencies/offices are working to get DevOps implemented and their cloud strategies finalized and deployed. Unfortunately, these are both often misunderstood, and missed opportunities to derive efficiencies…

DevOps: Organizational Change is in Order

Tags: DevOpsPosted: 11/01/2014

An extension of Agile software development, DevOps is a technocultural mindset that emphasizes seamless collaboration among all stakeholders participating in development, deployment, and delivery of enterprise-level applications and IT services. A fusion of two traditionally disjointed disciplines…