Agile + DevOps East 2021 Concurrent Session : Implementing DevOps Automation: Best Practices & Common Mistakes

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Implementing DevOps Automation: Best Practices & Common Mistakes

Most organizations adopting the cloud have adopted DevOps automation to some degree or another. The primary reason is that continued manual maintenance isn't possible with the same staffing level and increased demand. In short, DevOps automation and cloud consumption are much more than just technology change. They require a fundamental rethinking about how we do things. It's common for DevOps team members to be negatively impacted by the changes others have made. It's common for team members to cause problems by making changes manually instead of through code. I've seen managers grow frustrated as productivity slows and the backlog grows over time. I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I can present a series of strategies and tactics that will help. I'll also describe some of the tactics I see implemented that really don't work. This presentation targets managers, architects, and team leads charged with implementing DevOps automation at scale. These concepts are applicable to any cloud vendor and infrastructure coding platform.

Derek Ashmore
Asperitas Consulting

Derek Ashmore is the Application Transformation Practice Lead at Asperitas Consulting. He helps companies leverage AWS and Azure cloud platforms to gain a competitive advantage with a focus on DevSecOps, infrastructure code, cloud computing, containerization, making applications cloud-native, and migrating applications to the cloud. Derek routinely speaks at technical conferences such as DevOps West, DevNexus, the Chicago Cloud Conference, and many others. His books include the The Java EE Architect's Handbook and Microservices for Java EE Architects.