15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 2

In my previous podcast I started discussing the key questions you need to ask yourself when planning the development of your hybrid IT environment. Deciding and agreeing on these topics are critical to ensure the implementation of a well integrated, secure and easy to manage environment. Often companies start experimenting and en-up with independent silos that …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – part 4 – Service Capability Design

In my previous podcast we described the Strategy to Portfolio aspects of the architecture. Let's continue and address the Requirements to Deploy section. As I pointed out in the overall description of the link between the architecture and IT4IT, we have divided that value stream in two parts. Let's focus on the first part, the …

DevOps, how do I implement in a large enterprise?

In my last blog entry, I mentioned the Devops culture was often counter-intuitive for larger enterprises. How do we then implement DevOps in such companies? Remember, DevOps is a culture built on collaboration and communication across all IT professional units and key stakeholders while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure change. From that …

DevOps, it’s not just about tools

In a study performed for my colleagues from HPE Software and available at Techbeacon.com, YouGov interviewed 403 development and IT professionals from 500+ employee companies in all sectors, except ISVs and Education. Their conclusion, the DevOps mindset is more important than formality. Organizations who approach DevOps as an ongoing journey, a series of pilots and …

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, improve your application agility

In my previous blog post, I described how we can use a simple model to assess where to position your applications in your future infrastructure. In the digital enterprise it’s not enough to position your applications correctly in a hybrid environment, it’s also critical to be able to adapt your applications so they address the …

Building an integrated Agile/DevOps Maturity Model showing how to progress

Having focused on the DevOps subject for some time now, I’ve been looking at how to characterize the maturity of enterprises in the DevOps space. And I found some quite interesting elements. Typical DevOps maturity models focus on the automation and technology, while separate agile models focus on culture and processes. Interesting. Sure you can …