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Enterprise DevOps: 4 Further Considerations for Metrics Measurement, Part 2

This is the tenth in a series of blogs about various enterprise DevOps topics. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. In our previous blog , we set out some principles on metrics and what and how to measure. In this blog, we’ll add a few more insights into metrics and their measurement. Specific considerations As stated in...

Enterprise DevOps: Principles of Meaningful Metrics Measurement, Part 1

This is the ninth in a series of blogs about various enterprise DevOps topics. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. We shall start this blog by stating that we are firm supporters of the idea that the key metrics of IT performance are: Lead time for changes Release frequency Time to restore service Change fail rate We...

Enterprise DevOps: Move to Self-Service

This is the seventh in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. Hopefully, most of you have read The Phoenix Project. If not, we highly recommend it. (It is actually required reading for all new CloudBees employees.) Those of you who have done so, will be aware that one of the...

Enterprise DevOps: On Governance

This is the fifth in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner, and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. In a previous article we discussed creating a standard taxonomy and from there defining your technology stack. This is an important first step; however, it is also critical that you define a process to govern request for...

Enterprise DevOps: Context is King

This is the third in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. “So, how can I help you?” Nigel asked. “I need all the DevOps tools.” Nigel was manning a booth at an internal DevOps conference, and the start of this conversation made him fear he had a communication issue. Whenever...

Enterprise DevOps: An Introduction

This is the first in a series of blogs about various enterprise DevOps topics. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. Let us assume that if you are reading this blog you are either interested in, or in the process of, rolling out a DevOps initiative across an enterprise. Further, if that is the case, you wish to...