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Ranger4 and DORA Team Up to Deliver Enhanced DevOps Assessments

Posted by Malcolm Namey on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 17:02 PM

We're over the moon here at Ranger4 to announce a new partnership with DORA, the team behind the Puppet Labs State of DevOps report. Ranger4 are a reseller of DORA's virtual assessment - we've been running physical, onsite assessments for many years at Ranger4 with companies as diverse as FIS, LEGO, LV=, Arup, Saga and BAT but, while we believe that face to face interaction is invaluable, there's a constraint to the amount of people we can talk to over a few days.

With DORA though, that constraint is smashed as we can virtually interview hundreds of people across an organisation in a matter of days through email driven survey techniques and use data modelling tools honed through 20,000 respondents from 2,000 organisations over several years of State of DevOps Reports. We can compare business units' performance across an enterprise and against high performers in a particular organisation's industry.

Kevin Rowlandson at Arup says:

"Recognising the need to adopt DevOps across a globally distributed organisation is one thing. Working out how to start the journey is quite another. To overcome concerns like: 'Are we ready for DevOps?', the team at Ranger4 helped us to not only identify where we sit on the maturity scale, but also helped us define a clear journey to overcome these first hurdles."

We recommend running the physical and virtual assessments in parallel in order to gain the most rounded view of your organisation's current states - we'll provide you with one report summarising the findings across each unit and the best practices you can share. We'll clearly identify the highest value opportunities for improvement and help you make the changes you need to make your business as productive as possible.

Adam Auerbach at Capital One says:

"DORA focussed our efforts on the right work which resulted in accelerated maturity. The work with DORA gave us insights that now our teams are better informed, which is resulting in a quicker path to Continuous Delivery."

Chivas Nambiar at Verizon says:

"DORA gave us a way to measure things that we just couldn't measure before. Now we had visibility into what was happening in our software engineering lifecycle."

DORA CEO, Nicole says about the new partnership:

"We are super excited to partner with the team at Ranger4 to offer assessments that pair our survey-driven, scientific approach with their physical, on-site techniques. This combination will provide unique value to organizations seeking to truly understand how to drive their technology transformations forward."

The team behind DORA is Dr Nicole Forsgren, an expert in metrics and psychometrics in software delivery and IT impact, Jez Humble, co-author of Continuous Delivery and Lean Enterprise and Gene Kim, Co-author of The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook.

Topics: DORA, DevOps