The DevOps Cookbook

A session at PuppetConf 2012

Thursday 27th September, 2012

10:00am to 10:30am (PST)

This talk would be on the DevOps Cookbook, on the principles and patterns of how Dev and Ops start delivering fast flow of features into production, as well as providing a stable, reliable and secure production environment. It talks about most of the key prescriptive learnings from the project, and I think it's pretty awesome stuff, and very suitable for Puppet administrators and managers who want to increase the value they can provide their organization, including how to sell the value of what they're doing better upwards in the management chain. One of the valid complaints about DevOps is that it’s difficult to describe what it is. Currently, DevOps is a vibrant philosophical movement, not yet a precise collection of practices, descriptive or prescriptive (e.g., CMM-I, ITIL, Agile, etc.). The “DevOps Cookbook” project attempts to change that. We are capturing and codifying how “high performing DevOps organizations,” such as Amazon, Google, Etsy, Joyent, are sustaining incredibly high deployment rates, while simultaneously providing a stable, reliable and secure IT production environment. Like the “Visible Ops Handbook,” we document the culture, values, processes, procedures and daily work that results in their amazing outcomes. DevOps style transformations require building a super-tribe of Development, Test, Product Management, as well as IT Operations. By describing the principles of “The Three Ways,” we describe how these groups need to work together, and modifications needed for the processes inside Dev (e.g., Agile and continuous integration and release processes) and IT Operations (e.g., release, change, incident and problem management, monitoring, escalation, escalation of preventive project work, etc.). Our goal is to significantly increase the probability of DevOps initiatives succeeding, accelerate its adoption curve, and ideally, lower the activation energy required for DevOps transformations to start and finish.

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Gene Kim

Tripwire founder, Visible Ops co-author, IT Ops/Security Researcher, Theory of Constraints Jonah, rabid UX fan bio from Twitter

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Time 10:00am10:30am PST

Date Thu 27th September 2012

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