More Effective DevOps
Making a Good DevOps Team Great
You’ve already built a DevOps team, but your improvements have stalled and the team is running into problems DevOps should be helping with. This Learning Program helps you solve the six thorniest DevOps problems:
- Deployments are painful
- Too many operational incidents occur
- Dev, Ops, and Security teams aren’t working together
- Software product quality is low
- Customers are not delighted with your product
- Team members are getting burnt out, especially by on-call work
Achieve continuous improvement, a rapid pace of product and feature deployments, and high software quality. Your team will suffer less burnout and feel great about their work, and your customers will be more satisfied.
Great DevOps teams master these skills
You’ll learn them all in Making a Good DevOps Team Great and why they’re important.
Topics at a glance
Before your program starts
Assessment to help us learn about your team, where your program is strong, and where it can be improved.
Make deployments less painful
DevOps case study – how not to do deployments
Fast, fully automated deployments
Frequent small deployments
Avoid manual deployments/steps/tests/rollbacks
Plan deployments to make them fast
Quality gate before deployment to Production
Tracking deployments and changes
Reduce operational incidents
Reduce outages affecting the customer
Monitor & alert proactively – don’t be the last to know
Get your Dev, Ops, & Security teams working together
Don’t burn out your on-call engineers
Use Production incidents to improve your system
Is your automated testing coverage sufficient?
Unify the Dev, Ops, & Security teams
Everyone is responsible for quality
Avoid “throwing it over the wall”
Involve Security & Ops teams early in design & review
Security & Ops suggestions for the Dev backlog
Design & Incident Reviews involve Dev, Ops, & Security
Collect and use customer feedback
Use the information already available to you
Decide questions you want to answer & data you need
Shift customer feedback left: items into dev cycle ASAP
Add new metrics and methods to collect & analyze them
Improve software quality
Prevent regression defects in new releases
Address testing gaps: exploratory, automation, UI, etc.
Reduce the need to revert or roll back releases
Prevent team member burnout
Good job satisfaction helps prevent burnout
Product decisions driven by customer needs
Painful deployments correlated with culture issues
Excessive issues while on-call associated with burnout
Why are our Learning Programs so effective?
We interviewed more than 400 software leaders around the world and what did they request?
Customized, minimally disruptive virtual sessions that focus on real-world results through a balanced mix of coursework, self-study, and expert mentoring.