Ranger4 DevOps Blog

Get DevOpstastic With Our Training!

Posted by Daniel Breston on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 16:06 PM

You want to learn about DevOps but aren't sure where to go. Many companies purport to provide training and even certification in DevOps and the purpose of this article is to give some information to help guide your decision process on the 3 most popular courses available today via Ranger4.

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Topics: DevOps, DevOps Institute, ITSM, communication, DevOps Foundation Course, collaboration, DFC, training, CAPO, Lean, CASM, Agile

The Phoenix Project Game is LIVE!

Posted by Ryan Dobson on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

And we’re live! The Phoenix Project Game is a go! For those of you who are part of the DevOps movement or are looking into DevOps as a way to improve your business, The Phoenix Project (TPP) is a must read. Unlike most other IT process books, TPP is written as a novel and revolves around the protagonist and newly promoted VP of IT Operations, Bill. The company, ‘Parts Unlimited’, is at an all time low; stock has tumbled and they now trail the competition in sales growth, inventory turns and profitability. Behind closed doors however, Parts Unlimited has invested heavily in its secret weapon: “The Phoenix Project”, which has long promised to close the gap on competition by combining new, cutting edge technology with existing practices. However, not all goes to plan and the company is on the brink of disaster.

In short, Bill ends up meeting the business version of Yoda, who inevitably shows him the ways of the force, or in DevOps terms “The Three Ways”. As Bill progresses on his journey of discovery, he starts to combine the practices of Agile, Lean and ITIL, and slowly but surely, manages to save the business!

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Topics: DevOps, DevOps Game, Simulation Game, communication, collaboration, The Phoenix Project Game