Ranger4 DevOps Blog

The Phoenix Project Game Keeping Us CALMS

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Yesterday we ran a public version of The Phoenix Project Game to give a bunch of people a feel for how it works and the kind of outcomes they could expect when they run the game with their own teams. If you missed this one but it sounds like something you want to do, we have another one in October; you can register yourself on it here but be warned - the last one booked out super-quick!

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Topics: The Phoenix Project Game, DevOps Loop

How Dynatrace Helped Capital One on Their DevOps Journey

Posted by George Price on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 16:10 PM

I have to say that I’m not much of a blogger, in fact those of you that follow the Ranger4 blog will testify to this being one of my first efforts, however, I felt compelled to share with you an article written by Andreas Grabner of Dynatrace.

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Topics: DevOps Loop

Getting to the DevOps Loop

Posted by Steve Green on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 @ 14:07 PM

Do you wear sandals to work? Own a satchel, have a beard, call yourself a hipster? If you are a “Suit”, as our more far-out technical colleagues might think of us... this is for you.

So what is this devops thing all about? We are in business to do the best job we can for our shareholders and that’s it. We manage things and people and change. I am writing this mini blogette because it seems to me that those in the know have inadvertently forgotten about us. It might be useful, it might not be, but to be honest at least I will have got it off my chest. I see the business benefits of devops with our clients every day. Large organisations who would, on the face of it, who should, on the face of it, have this licked – it's that important. The reason why devops is gaining unparalleled levels of interest and this year's investment is because it builds shareholder value. As an industry, as experts, your advisors and partners fail to address the reasons why you should look at devops… well, to put it more accurately, it's been too easy to stay in the technical realm by talking in techno speak to techno people about techno things. Not a business case in sight. If you are tired of being presented with requests for investment that are based on the premise that you somehow understand the mysteries that everyone else seems to understand but without the years of 'doing' what that developers, test managers, service managers and the rest have, then I hope this explanation of why it's important will be useful. If you have read this far I reckon it will.

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Topics: DevOps, DevOps Loop