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Tag: DevOps

Challenging Conventional Wisdom About How to Build a Cloud Center of Excellence

What Success on Broadway can Teach us About Constructing Effective Teams One of the foundational steps that enterprises take as part of their journey to the cloud is establishing a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE). The CCoE is a multi-disciplinary team that is assembled to implement the governance, best practices, training, and architecture needed for […]

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Introducing FinOps—Excuse Me, DevSecFinBizOps

Who is accountable for managing the costs of a digital service? Enterprises are increasingly pushing accountability outward to cross-functional teams. There is an important reason for this: teams can make decisions and put them into action quickly, and speed is important. By putting a cross-functional group of people on the same team, the enterprise makes […]

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CFO Series: An Executive View of Lean and Agile IT

Over the last two decades, the IT profession has developed new ways of working that are intended to deliver better business value more quickly and at lower risk. Or as Jonathan Smart of Barclay’s likes to say, “Better, Faster, Safer, Happier.”[1] There are buzzwords associated with these techniques, of course, as with everything in IT—in this […]

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The Critical Missing Piece of DevOps…And How to Find It

We’ve probably all heard the DevOps principle “you build it, you run it.” In theory, DevOps makes each team responsible for both the development and operation of its code, giving DevOps teams complete responsibility — and complete visibility and transparency — for the entire value stream, including not just coding, testing, securing, and complying, but even the business results […]

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Transitioning to DevOps and the Cloud

“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.” -Tom Peters Last year I wrote a mini-series around DevOps in the Enterprise. This continues to be a frequent topic of discussion in my conversations with CIOs, which is why I am honored to host a guest post from AWS’ Scott Wiltamuth on the […]

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Enterprise DevOps: What to Expect When You’re DevOps’ing

“You cannot create experience, you must undergo it” -Albert Camus I’m wrapping up my DevOps in the Enterprise series with a piece on what to expect once your organization has some DevOps experience. These are just a few of the things I’ve experienced or seen in organizations that embrace automation, customer-service-oriented IT, and a run what […]

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Enterprise DevOps: Why You Should Run What You Build

“You build it, you run it” -Werner Vogels It’s an all-too-common scenario: You’re spending time with your family and your phone suddenly steals your attention away. The dreaded airhorn alerts you to a SEV1 failure. Your application — one that periodically suffers from a memory leak that operations “fixed” by restarting it — is now exhausting server resources within minutes […]

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