Space travel isn’t new, it’s 60 years old. What makes NASA’s Mars landing special then? At the time of writing this article, we are ‘T-72 hours’ from watching a 360-degree view of the landing from our couch, using a livestream feed (here) free of charge. Quite the feat. As one would expect throughout 60 years of innovation, much in the space race has changed. Rather than taking a single-use approach to a majority of their assets, SpaceX has launched, recovered, and reused their rockets 143 times with an astonishing success rate, cadence, and precision (view some just mind-blowing stats here).

In the last couple of articles (part 1, part 2), I briefly touched on how DevOps has become the cornerstone of cloud modernisation and building high-performing organisations. This article dives deeper into the world of DevOps with a particular focus on how to maintain successful DevOps practices.

Regardless of the maturity state, you will hear the term ‘guardrails’ a lot in the industry. These guardrails pertain to the various applications of DevOps, such as:

Continuous Delivery

  • DevOps as a Way of working for the team — Next-gen Agile

Continuous Integration

  • Quality Engineering and testing base practice pathway

Continuous Deployments

  • Autonomous…

The “Perseverance” rover has landed successfully on Mars and exceeded all our expectations. In my last write-up, I briefly touched on the relevance of space travel in enterprise technology modernisation.. Case in point reflects our ‘high performing’ modern standards for technology delivery, as it takes up complex challenges such as interstellar travel, and makes it look simple. If that is the norm of the human race now for high performers, how hard can your next technology modernisation or the uplift project be? Your organisation’s DevOps capability is a large contributing factor in determining the success of such projects. …

Saj Arachchillage

Technology enthusiast, RegTech fanatic, Enterprise delivery lead helping organisations to augment high-performing teams and culture.

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