Category Archives: DevOps


Security process blade

Security is one of the process blades of Disciplined DevOps. The focus of the Security process blade is to describe how to protect your organization from both information/virtual and physical threats. This includes procedures for security governance, identity and access management, Read more…


On Tuesday, August 7 I facilitated a workshop about Database DevOps at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego.  I promised the group that I would write up the results here in the blog. This was an easy promise to Read more…


An important aspect of Support that is easily forgotten is the need to build out your infrastructure to enable your support efforts.  This may include: Creating a support knowledgebase so that your Support Engineers can capture solutions to the problems Read more…


The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit describes strategies for how an organization’s IT group can support a lean enterprise.  An important part of this is to have an effective IT operations strategy, and to do that the people involved need to Read more…


According to the Data Management Body of Knowledge, data management is “the development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets.”  In our opinion this is a Read more…


In IT, release management encompasses planning, coordinating, and verifying the deployment of IT solutions into production.  Release management requires collaboration by the IT delivery team(s) producing the solutions and the people responsible for your organization’s operational IT infrastructure.  In the case of organizations Read more…


In this continuing series about how the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit supports and enhances DevOps, we overview several strategies to help your organization adopt a Disciplined DevOps strategy: Invest in your people.  In our experience 80 to 90% of your overall Read more…


In this posting we briefly explore why both you and your organization should consider adopting a Disciplined DevOps mindset.  For yourself as an individual there are several interesting benefits.  First, you become more productive as an IT professional, increasing your chance at Read more…


The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit explicitly includes architecture-related activities, the role of Architecture Owner, and promotes the philosophy of enterprise awareness. Our experience is that agile enterprise architecture proves to be a key enabler for organizations in the process of Read more…


In the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit data management is a Run (operational) activity that focuses on the execution of data-oriented architectures, policies, and processes. Note that the long-term planning efforts around data-oriented aspects of your organization are part of your Read more…

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