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Monday, November 2 • 1:25pm - 1:30pm
Embracing DevOps in Both Legacy & New Platforms

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The presentation will have a "war stories" approach, insights for up and coming DevOps managers and engineers based on our own experiences. I will contrast the DevOps improvements within a "legacy" platform versus improvements that form the foundation of a new platform. About a year ago, in the eCommerce domain, Belk began introducing Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps, and is doing so with both an existing platform and a new platform. The contrast in approaches is quite different: the existing already has well-defined processes, which must be repeatedly but carefully tweaked toward a more Continuous Delivery approach. The processes for the new platform can largely be designed and implemented from scratch. The idea is to show that, though the approaches between these two differ, teams for each platform benefit from the improvements.  Moving toward DevOps is possible even with legacy systems.

Finally, I will briefly describe metrics used to track progress, as we can only effectively improve what we measure. Some metrics are easy to generate and track (such as number of unit test cases or regression tests executed per day). Others take more effort (such as the amount of time from "Development is approved to begin" to "Live in Production").  I would like to conclude by sparking further discussion among participants, to seek input how we can all identify the top process performance indicators and collaborate together on how best to measure those.


Monday November 2, 2015 1:25pm - 1:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

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