The use of Agile methods for the delivery of software is become commonplace for individual projects.
Whether in job searches or on resumes, “DevOps” has become one of the coolest buzzwords to throw around. However, are you using it correctly and does it even matter? According to Wired’s J. Wolfgang Goerlich–it isn’t a job, but DevOps is still important.
Most software professionals have never seen a successful software development project, continuous delivery evangelist Dave Farley said, and have “built careers on doing the wrong thing”.
Looking to optimize your development pipeline? Having as much information as possible before you start developing could save you an entire iteration. Whether it’s product development, sales, or marketing, a bit of research will go a long way to ensuring project success.
Here’s a story of a team that had a serious problem which it didn’t recognize at first. The program manager and agile coach who saw the problem decided not to intervene. They provided space to the team to fail, learn from its mistake, and take action. The story shows that sometimes doing nothing can be the best thing that you can do to implement lasting change in organizations.