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#DevOpsFriday5 with Pinak Vedalankar

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Jul 4, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

Welcome to the Ranger4 #DevOpsFriday5 series - today we will hear from Pinak Vedalankar. Take it away Pinak!

1) What’s your preferred definition of DevOps?

DevOps is about getting everyone in the organization pulling in the same direction by:

(a) Setting common goals and priorities

(b) Sharing the responsibility for success and failure across the organization, and

(c) Constantly improving communication channels, processes, infrastructure and tools to remove bottlenecks and allow a consistent flow of value to the business’ customers.

2) When people ‘do’ DevOps, what’s the most common mistake you see them make?

Forgetting the basics, don't forget the basics.

3) How do you recommend an organisation new to DevOps start?

First thing is do a maturity assessment. By doing this you know exactly where you belong. This will make sure you do not start behaving as if you are level 5 when in actual fact your ways of working are level 2. At the end of the maturity assessment, you will have a clear plan of action.

Please, please, please make sure this is led by your internal team with inputs from consultants. You want someone who knows the details rather than some external people who will look at things from high level perspective and create action plan without your involvement.

4) What’s your prediction for what DevOps will look like in 2020?

2020 – Wow!

By 2020, we will certainly be in the age of customer and will be doing NoOps. Continuous Delivery will be very common. Continuous Deployment will be in the disruptive phase whereas Continuous Operations will be something which leaders in this space like Google, Sapient, Facebook and the likes will be doing for few areas.

5) Where do you like to go to get a DevOps hit? 

  • My blog obviously 

  • Scaled Agile Framework which is an excellent framework for enterprise

  • IBM has got some good material on DevOps

  • Velocity conferences are good source for all new things happening in this space

Pinak VedalankarAbout Pinak: 

Pinak Vedalankar is the Director of Technology in Sapient’s UK business unit. Pinak has 14 years of experience in IT, primarily in technical leadership, business and IT consultancy. His expertise lies in delivering extremely complex ecommerce, content and social digital applications. Pinak is experienced in managing large multi-disciplinary globally distributed teams in a wide variety of application development technologies like Oracle webcenter, ATG, WCS, Hybris, Adobe CQ 5, Demandware, Endeca.

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