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A CIO’s DevOps approach to resolving the agility-stability paradox

A CIO’s DevOps approach to resolving the agility-stability paradox

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For decades, CIOs have applied methods and adopted tools that lead to stability. With good reason: When an IT deployment goes badly, businesses lose customers and risk long-term reputational damage. CIOs can lose their jobs. So business units had to live with a rate of business process innovation that was tethered to the plodding pace of IT’s waterfall software development life cycle (SDLC). These IT systems methodologies are rigorous, but slow and linear.
For decades, CIOs have applied methods and adopted tools that lead to stability. With good reason: When an IT deployment goes badly, businesses lose customers and risk long-term reputational damage. CIOs can lose their jobs. So business units had to live with a rate of business process innovation that was tethered to the plodding pace of IT’s waterfall software development life cycle (SDLC). These IT systems methodologies are rigorous, but slow and linear.

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Published by: PwC on Nov 26, 2013
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 2013 Issue 2 A quarterly journal
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The evolution from lean and agile to antifragile
 26
Making DevOps and continuous delivery a reality 
 DevOps: Solving the engineering  productivity challenge
John Esser
Director of Engineering Productivity and  Agile Development,  Ancestry.com
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 A CIO’s DevOps approach to resolving the agility-stability paradox
 
Contents
 2013 Issue 2
 Features
 46
 Making DevOps and continuous delivery a reality 
 Automation, thoughtful choices, and a well-designed workflow are pivotal to making good progress.
26
The evolution from lean and agile to antifragile
New cloud development styles have implications for business operations, too.
06
 A CIO’s DevOps approach to resolving the agility- stability paradox
Real process change requires a break with the past.
 
 DevOps: Solving the engineering productivity challenge
 
01
18
 Reconsidering risk in a continuous delivery environment 
Continuous Delivery 
 author Jez Humble says culture, rather than risk, is the real obstacle to transforming IT.
22
 How established enterprises are moving toward DevOps
 Vijay Gopal of Nationwide Insurance discusses DevOps within the context of an insurance company’s view of risk.
38
Using DevOps and continuous delivery to move at the  pace of the business
John Esser of Ancestry.com discusses his role in the company’s transformation efforts.
 42
 Blueprinting continuous delivery inside the enterprise
Lothar Schubert and Laurence Sweeney of CollabNet compare different enterprise maturities and  ways to bring each type closer to a continuous delivery model.
58
 An aerospace industry CIO’s move toward  DevOps and a test-driven development environment 
Ken Venner of SpaceX explores agile development’s latest evolution.
02
 Acknowledgments
04
 Message from the editor
64
Subtext 
 InterviewsDepartments

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