Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : DevOpsing Your Greenfield: Cultivating New Growth

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

DevOpsing Your Greenfield: Cultivating New Growth

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Your project sponsor presents a golden opportunity with a brand-new project, saying, "I want to do some DevOps on our new agile project!" Sigh. Your response: "How about we be agile and adopt a DevOps approach to structuring our teams, designing our architecture, and leveraging automation to rapidly deliver value to our customers?" There—we've set the mood. Greenfield projects provide a unique opportunity for us as DevOps professionals because they don't come with baggage. But where you do you actually start? Unlike legacy projects, new projects don't have a set of pre-existing challenges that can be prioritized and attacked. We have to "just do everything." Rich Mills will provide his strategy for putting a solid DevOps solution in place. He'll describe how to set up well-integrated teams, establish a DevOps platform, organically grow an initial DevOps pipeline with continuous integration and continuous delivery, and integrate automated testing into every phase. This will give you a pragmatic formula to inject DevOps into your new projects or assess your current projects.

Richard Mills

Richard Mills has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering with a concentration on pragmatic software process and tools. Rich has a specific focus in Agile development methods and is passionate about DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery. As the Solution Lead for DevOps at Coveros, Rich is dedicated to helping customers build software better, faster and more securely by coaching and mentoring in Agile development methodologies, automating software delivery (builds, tests, and deployment) and integrating strong security measures into development techniques. He has spent his career working in the areas of static and dynamic software analysis tools, configuration management, and continuous integration. Rich currently works as a Technical Manager with Coveros and has been with the company since 2010, spending most of his time engaged with customers. He is an alumnus of Bucknell University where he earned a BSEG in Computer Engineering.