DevOps, APIs, and promise-driven design: a conversation with Jeff Sussna

Jeff Sussna is a leading voice in the DevOps community. Advocating the approach of “moving fast without breaking things,” he helps organizations evolve toward high-performing teams in an agile ecosystem of people, products, practices, and promises. I spoke to Jeff recently about the most effective techniques he’s seeing and how they can be employed at an organization implementing an API program.

Dropping the rock: How to align your enterprise on debt reduction and get back to business

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Let’s get something straight. Everyone hates technical debt. It’s not controversial. 

K8s: 8 questions about Kubernetes

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This is the first post in a series that intends to provide context and practical information about emerging enterprise technologies. First up is Kubernetes, the container orchestration platform that is sweeping the cloud-native world.

DevOps, APIs, and API strategy: how US businesses are transforming

US CBR report

94% of U.S. organizations are undertaking digital transformation and are more likely to report they provide a completely connected customer experience.

Scaling agility for the modern enterprise

scaling agility for the modern enterprise

As discussed in my previous blog post, the notion of the OODA loop is foundational for many of today’s common agile, LEAN and DevOps methods. But given we typically talk about it in a systems context, it’s important to examine the core motivations for enterprises becoming more responsive to changes in their environment.

How to: Measure agility for enterprise IT

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After much hand wringing and collaborative sessions with teammates (most notably fellow Muleys Andrew Latham and Alison Jarris) and customers, a framework for how to think about agility has emerged that suggests a path about how to measure it (while not falling victim to Goodhart’s law).

Why an API strategy is critical for your DevOps environment in 2019

October 31 2018

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critical devops

As organizations plan their IT strategies for 2019, increasing attention is being given to DevOps.

Why agile and scale without DevOps spell predictable doom

Predictability is the primary reason companies embrace agile over waterfall. The full slate of reasons vary depending upon the context of the company, and it would certainly not come as a shock that many companies embrace agile because it’s hip. But for the most part, large companies (aside from the ones trying to be hip) tend to embrace agile for predictability with a capital P.

DevOps and APIs: Great alone, better together

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DevOps has become a crucial factor in IT’s success. It’s been a long journey but we are finally here.

Over 10 years ago, about every IT department—small or large—was chaotic and lacked a balance of collaboration, processes, automation, and monitoring on both sides of development and operations. Application development followed waterfall models, while applications tended to be monolithic and deployments were labor intensive but not frequent. What resulted was missed business opportunities and horrible experiences for engineers (i.e.,

Why DevOps and APIs are a Match Made in Heaven

devops and apis

In our technology-driven world, organisations cannot afford to stand still. They need to deliver software at high velocity without sacrificing stability, which is why DevOps has become such a popular approach.

As the name suggests, DevOps is an attempt to combine software development and IT operations in order to effectively get the best of both worlds: the rapid iteration favoured by the former and the stability, reliability and security favoured by the latter.