DevOps - Successfully Combining Development and IT Operations

Basics and Tools for a Successful DevOps Implementation

Curt W. Meister

Publisher: BoD - Books On Demand, 2021, 135 pages

ISBN: 978-3-7526-5926-9

Keywords: DevOps

Last modified: Dec. 31, 2022, 4:34 a.m.

DevOps is on everyone's lips. The combination of agile development approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming or others with future-proof service management approaches seems to be the guarantee for success for modern IT organizations.

Is this just the next fad in IT or is there actual optimization potential here and if so, what are the prerequisites and framework conditions that are important for this?

The author, a proven expert for agile methods and DevOps, shows where DevOps can be used beneficially and which techniques and methods are target-oriented. This includes approaches such as Continuous Delivery as well as the concept of anti-fragility or the or the integration of approaches from Lean Thinking.

This book is aimed at newcomers to the subject who want to gain a good overview and a basis for decision-making with little effort.

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for using DevOps
    • Realization of the business benefit (business value)
      • The Kano model
      • IT and business value
      • The VUCA world
      • External drivers
      • Organizational goals of DevOps
      • The obstacles
  • Principles and concepts of DevOps
    • The three ways
      • The first path: principles of flow
      • The second way: principles of feedback
      • The third way: principles of continuous learning
    • Mature technical skills and management practices
      • Technical practices
      • Management practices
    • C.A.L.M.S.
  • DevOps and the organization
    • The DevOps culture
    • Transformational leadership
    • DevOps structures and the team
  • Processes and procedures
    • DevOps and other methods
      • ITIL and DevOps
      • Lean and DevOps
      • Agile and DevOps
    • 15 basic DevOps practices
      • Voice of the Customer
      • Relationship Management
      • Lean Process Optimization
      • Value Stream Mapping (Value Stream Mapping)
      • Knowledge Management
      • Visual Management
      • Agile Project Management & Scrum
      • Shift Left Testing
      • Change Control
      • Service Configuration Management
      • Release & Deployment Management
      • Incident Management
      • Problem Management & Kaizen
      • Continual Improvement
      • Antifrgility
  • Technology and automation
    • Automation for the deployment pipeline
    • Cloud technology and virtualization
  • Afterword
  • Literature list