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February 2017 - Evolving Continuous Delivery
Hibri Marzook: Evolving Continuous Delivery - Going from Rags to Riches
"This is a story of guiding a team's CD adoption and maturity, from a chaotic start, to being awesome.
I’ll share my experience of guiding a team to achieve a higher degree of delivery maturity. This is a journey from a troublesome, struggling start of chaotic manual deployments, merge hell, regular production roll backs and lost code, to deliver a single commit to master automatically and reliably, under an hour, many times a day.
We’ll look at a few simple practices that worked, to introduce CD practices such as monitoring, build automation and test automation gradually, instead of going all in at first.
You’ll start to see that it isn’t daunting at all, and start delivering with joy. "
Steve Smith: How To Measure Your Continuous Delivery Journey
Continuous Delivery is hard. The breadth and depth of recommended technology and organisational improvements, the smorgasbord of available tools, and the specific circumstances and constraints of your organisation create a huge challenge. Difficult decisions must be made, every single day.
We can reduce uncertainty and make better decisions by measuring the stability and speed of the release process, the build process, and the codebase. These indicators of Continuous Delivery provide quantitative data on the impact of your changes, and pinpoint where the conversations need to happen so you can learn what’s working and what isn’t.
In this talk, Steve Smith will show how measuring stability and speed can power a successful adoption of Continuous Delivery in an organisation of any size. This is a deep dive into the latest thinking on Continuous Delivery, backed up by long-term case studies in private and public sector organisations.