Disrupt or be disrupted, that is the question

Uber disrupted the taxi industry, AirBNB the hotel market and tesla the automotive industry. What is happening in your sector and what approach are you planning in response? How does that influences your IT department? And are they ready to take on the challenge? After having asked ourselves whether we’re going to cloud for the... Continue Reading →

Are you going to cloud for the right reason?

Many companies have established a cloud first strategy. Many clients tell me they are moving to the cloud. But are they doing that for the right reasons? Are they thinking through all aspects of why it makes sense to go to the cloud? Why ask the question? Transforming applications and infrastructure is a complex endeavor,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

How to get started with BusDevOps

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about an integrated agile/DevOps approach, which I called BusDevOps (Agile & DevOps, why not BusDevOps?). The question of how to start often comes up. So, let me try answering it here. In that blog I suggested that the best results are obtained when combining agile and DevOps... Continue Reading →

Agile & DevOps? Why not BusDevOps?

What is Agile? The term "agile software development" emerged from a gathering of industry thought-leaders in Snowbird, UT in 2001.  The term was first used in this manner and published in the now famous (or infamous) Agile Manifesto. It was used as an umbrella reference to a family of emerging lightweight software development methods such... Continue Reading →

DevOps, it’s not just automation

I often hear people telling me they are moving quickly to DevOps and that they are automating their testing and deployment environments. Unfortunately six or nine months later they are disappointed. They have not gotten the benefits they expected. Why is that? Well, DevOps is not just about automation. It involves a fundamental change in... Continue Reading →

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