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Continuous Delivery Architecture, A Rainbow of Tools

The Age of Architecture
Architecture is one of those universal roles that no matter the job, it's critical you have a good understanding of the architecture to be successful in both development and operations. As with any architectural role, there are so many moving parts that if you can’t see the machine for the cog you’ll never be able to master your craft. The problem seems that because of the siloed nature of the business no one but those in architecture gets the lay of the land, it is in this challenge, Continuous Delivery Architecture was created to help ALL practitioners understand not only the big picture but the why and how every component is vital to success.
What’s In The Toolbox To help you get an idea of the sheer quantity of tools that will be at your disposal I’ll give you the highlights reel. It starts with what we call a collective body of knowledge. This is a collection of materials (books, blogs, websites, etc.) to help you on your journey to learn. Then comes a be…

DevOps – Skills For The Future – Am I ready?

Currently, 68% of organizations have begun to adopt, or plan to adopt within the next two years. If you are reading this because you want to embrace DevOps certification, knowledge and skills be sure to visit the DevOps Campus.Additional links in this blog will guide you to specific certifications and classes that are available based on your interest or job role function.This is all about DevOps skills?Are you ready?

DevOps Institute recently generated a very unique and interesting report title “UPSKILLING:Enterprise DevOps Skills Report”.Below are a few excerpts with some thoughts added.
Soft skills and technical skills
“There is an equal balance between those who look for soft skills and those who seek technical skills when hiring externally or internally.About 30% of survey respondents said they look for soft skills first, as they believe they can always train or educate on the process and technical skills. And 32% looked first for technical skills to get benefits from the new hire.
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DevOps and ITSM… Are They Compatible?

Many are surprised to learn that ITSM practices ARE compatible with their DevOps pipelines and even more important that they are a critical element in order to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and the value that is expected. Those that are struggling with silos us vs. them blame games, or roadblocks and impediments for change and test, are shocked to learn how accelerated, modernized ITSM practices can enable their outcomes! 
Topics and discussion from a recent ITSM for DevOps class were exciting as practitioners, managers, and leaders discovered together how It is possible to streamline and even automate their ITSM processes and practices so that people don’t even realize that they are executing ITSM processes.
We don’t need to change “what” needs to be accomplished. Policy, Governance, and Compliance are a reality. In order to achieve true value and business outcomes service providers must change the way that they think. A change in thinking provokes a change in how we do work. …

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