Here is a secret: tools are incredibly important to improving how your organisation develops software. There are plenty of tech tools that can improve how you build, deploy, and run software: containers, cloud, microservices, automated security scanning, whatever serverless is, and on and on. The tools people struggle with are tools of the mind, "thought technologies." If you need to improve how your organisation builds and delivers software, you're in for a fun ride learning and installing new cloud native technologies, but also learning and installing many new thought technologies.
In this second part of our Path to Production webinar series, we'll cover the new processes and ways of thinking that you'll be "installing" when you're transforming how your organisation does software. We've all read the same books and threads that describe what the ideal end state looks like, but we haven't read enough practical descriptions of how new processes work and why they're a good fit for cloud native technologies.
- Creating the strategy, vision, and business case for change, as learned from organizations that have done it successfully…and not so successfully.
- Using techniques like OGSM and path to production mapping to pinpoint and plan for changes.
- How development and operations needs to change to take advantage of cloud native platforms.