Once a month, as part of our strategic partnership with Bloor Research (a leading European analysts firm) one of their experts generously gives up an hour of their time to...
Category: IT Delivery
Start by benchmarking the performance of your organisation with the rest of industry… Identify your constraints and then systematically remove the constraint.
Follow up with another Benchmark and repeat,
This may sound insane, but I have tried to relate higher performance IT, using the the book Accelerate (Forsgren) and the 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report with the Insanity Max Fitness Programme
DevOps, an IBM Perspective – it’s going to be a culture thing for the Mutable Business, not just a technology thing, and most of IBM’s ideas have general application
I’ve just had an interesting conversation with a couple of DevOps people from IBM, Eric Minick, OM lead for DevOps and James Hunter strategy lead for DevOps. IBM defines DevOps as an “essential enterprise capability for the continuous delivery of software-driven innovation that enables organizations to seize market opportunities and reduce time to customer feedback” (see here). We agreed that DevOps was very much a “culture thing” rather than a “technology thing”, although Eric did point out that the Kubernetes container orchestration software is an important enabler, from the IBM point of view. It is what helps one to produce
Do you know that as Superman’s powers are destroyed by Kryptonite, DevOps powers are destroyed by Anti-Patterns – read on.
“The moment a leader allows himself to become the primary reality people worry about, rather than reality being the primary reality, you have a recipe for mediocrity, or worse. This is one of the key reasons why less charismatic leaders often produce better long-term results than their more charismatic counterparts” Good to Great, Collins