William Chia, Manager, Product Marketing, GitLab
The practice of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) is fundamental to modern software development. And yet, many organizations are still using slow, error-prone, manual processes to build, test, and deploy their software. Think what life could be like if, instead of sitting in endless change management meetings, you could get your code to production simply by merging to master while automation takes care of the rest.
All too frequently, it is IT leadership and executives who need to be convinced that making a large investment in updating tools, training, and culture will net returns greater than the cost. Learning a bit about how to advocate for budget and organizational change can go a long way.