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SAFe® for DevOps Practitioners

By : Robert Wen
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SAFe® for DevOps Practitioners

By: Robert Wen

Overview of this book

Product development and release faces overlapping challenges due to the combined pressure of delivering high-quality products in shorter time-to-market cycles, along with maintaining proper operation and ensuring security in a complex high-tech environment. This calls for new ways of overcoming these challenges from design to development, to release, and beyond. SAFe® for DevOps Practitioners helps you use a DevOps approach with the Scaled Agile Framework and details how value streams help you resolve these challenges using examples and use cases. The book begins by explaining how the CALMR approach makes DevOps effective in resolving product development roadblocks. Next, you’ll learn to apply value stream management to establish a value stream that enables product development flow, measure its effectiveness through appropriate feedback loops, and find ways of improving it. Finally, you’ll get to grips with implementing a continuous delivery pipeline that optimizes the value stream through four phases during release on demand. This book complements the latest SAFe DevOps courses, and you’ll find it useful while studying for the SAFe DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification. By the end of this DevOps book, you’ll have gained a clear understanding of how to achieve continuous execution and release on demand using DevOps and SAFe.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Part 1 Approach – A Look at DevOps and SAFe® through CALMR
Part 2:Implement – Moving Toward Value Streams
Part 3:Optimize – Enabling a Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Introducing SAFe® and DevOps

Developing products in many organizations—especially ones that work on software-based systems or complex systems involving both hardware and software and further enabled by networking technologies, known as cyber-physical systems—has changed over the past 10 to 20 years. Factors such as changes in technology, movement to geographically distributed or remote development, the push for faster time-to-market (TTM), understanding the customer needs, and pressures to reduce the occurrence and severity of production failures are opportunities, challenges, or a mixture of both that these organizations face.

To address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, mindsets derived from Lean manufacturing began to emerge and evolve. These mindsets, combined with practices from emerging frameworks, began to allow organizations to move past the challenges and improve business outcomes.

In this chapter, we’re going to highlight...