Here are some sources to dig in more after my Agile2018 session Everything You Wanted To Know About DevOps But Were Afraid To Ask:
As a career software tester, I’ve heard rumors DevOps culture will put me out of a job, so I took a job testing for a DevOps team. I’m new to DevOps, but aren’t we all? What matters most is our teams’ intentional decisions to grow our DevOps practices along with our development community.
Join me as I share my experiences blending disciplines, companies, levels of experience, and differing expectations as a member of efficient and effective delivery teams. I’ll describe common cultural and interpersonal problems I experienced while transforming a cross-functional agile team dogfooding a DevOps implementation.
Whether you’re into development, operations, testing, customer support, or product ownership, you’ll leave with concrete strategies for improving your DevOps working relationships to keep the technology running smoothly. People factors strongly affect your DevOps technical outcomes, so optimizing your flow includes improving your people practices.
Don’t feel afraid to ask about DevOps anymore!
- The people factors that strongly affect your DevOps technical outcomes
- How to blend teams from different companies
- To sort through process and role differences
- Apply the Agile mindset in support of DevOps
Other DevOps sessions from Agile2018
Software & Pipeline Architecture for Continuous Delivery
Principles of Self-Service Infrastructure
Evolutionary Cloud Infrastructure
Blameless Continuous Integration
Bonus: old presentation from Agile2017: DevOps Explained
Sources I found useful when preparing for this talk:
book The Phoenix Project (business parable), which calls back to Industrial Engineering business parable The Goal
book Lean Enterprise
book Continuous Delivery
book The DevOps Handbook
book The Site Reliability Workbook (free download right now!)
eBook: Katrina Clokie’s A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps
Beyond the Phoenix Project audio series
Deep dive into container security w/Elissa Shevinsky
DevOps is Dead: Rugged Enterprise DevSecNetQAGovOps
Bridging the Gap between Dev & Ops
Westrum model + organizational culture & safety
High Performance Practices [PDF]
Notes from The DevOps Handbook + More notes + Even more notes
What is DevOps? + a different What is DevOps?
CALMS framework + Framework & practices
Specifically to dig into background for the DevOps personas I created:
What kinds of variables are useful to represent in personas? Persona-based testing + Persona variables + Pragmatic personas
Presenting pipeline data for DevOps personas
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