One the most enlightening and entertaining presentations on Day one of DevOps Days NYC, was given by ScriptRock cofounder, Mike Baukes.
In his presentation, which is embedded below, Mike talks about a devops project he was on in Australia. He and his team were brought in to a large trading firm to implement continuous delivery and integration, they got the code right but made a few critical mistakes.
Listen to Mike as he tells his cautionary tale.
Some of the ground Mike covers
- Their charter and goal on the project
- The team they created and the alienation it resulted in
- What went wrong
- How would he do it if he could it over again
- ScriptRock GuardRail, First Take: Cloud-based server monitoring and diagnostics – ZDNet
Pau for now…
Understanding business requirements is key in developing solutions. Even though at times there are project constraints, in our passion to solve the the problem we should not lose site of a client’s business culture and/or readiness to accept change. Thanks for sharing this story, it does hit home for me as a consultant.