Ranger4 DevOps Blog

Scaling Agile and Making Friends

Posted by Philippa Hale on Mon, Nov 11, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

 

This is the first of a series of blogs on how Agile and DevOps ways of working are scaling and making their way across the business functions: HR, Finance, Procurement, Technology, Marketing and Sales.

If you are working in technology and making progress with Agile and DevOps ways of working within your own function, you may be looking at ways to work more effectively with other functions across your organisation: HR, finance, procurement, marketing, sales.  Here are some ideas and tips to help you:

1. Make Friends

Over many years of working in the area of inspiring collaboration between functions, I passionately believe that the focus has to be on what you have in common.  Patrick Debois’ keynote talk at the recent DevOpsDays 10th Anniversary in Ghent, was SPOT ON.  He is also passionate about the need to ‘make friends’. By this he means have proper conversations, get to know people as people, ask questions, understand what goes on in their function, learn their language, their needs, constraints, where they are heading.  Watch the video here - (the longer version from AllDayDevOps)  There are so many parallels in thinking and so much we in technology can learn from the other functions.

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Topics: AllDayDevOps, Ways of Working, Agile Finance, Agile Procurement, Agile HR, Agile marketing, Agile sales, DevOpsDays

DevSecOps - is it a Good Thing?

Posted by Gedi Kalinauskas on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

Yesterday, we had a webcast on 'DevSecOps - is it a Good Thing?' - you can watch the recording here but here's a summary of what we covered:

What is DevSecOps?

Since DevOps originated from the recognition that developers had started to do things like Agile development - the operations teams were getting left behind so, we started with the concept of Agile System Administration & the recognition that we have created silos in the way that we had traditionally organised enterprise IT into a development team. Generally, in software development, security has been looked at as an afterthought - something reflected by security experts. 

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Topics: DevOps, DevOps Foundation Course, DevSecOps, DevSecOps Engineer, AllDayDevOps