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Solution Path for Achieving Continuous Delivery With Agile and DevOps

Published: 03 November 2017

ID: G00342688

Analyst(s): Bill Holz


Robust continuous delivery solutions require developing agile fluency and maturity, refactoring application architecture and automating infrastructure to achieve a suitable delivery cadence. Technical professionals should use this Solution Path to enable continuous delivery of quality solutions.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Develop Agile Fluency
    • Step 1.1: Evaluate Current Level of Maturity
    • Step 1.2: Establish Baseline Metrics
    • Step 1.3: Implement Bimodal IT
    • Step 1.4: Deploy Agile Methodologies
  • Step 2: Increase Agile Maturity
    • Step 2.1: Implement Agile Technical Practices and Infrastructure
    • Step 2.2: Architect for Velocity
  • Step 3: Automate Infrastructure
    • Step 3.1 Make Infrastructure Agile
    • Step 3.2 Evaluate Containers for Use in Your DevOps Implementation
    • Step 3.3 Embrace the Cloud
    • Step 3.4 Monitor Application Performance
  • Step 4: Improve Delivery Cadence
    • Step 4.1: Evaluate Enterprise Agile Frameworks
    • Step 4.2: Implement Microservice Architecture
    • Step 4.3: Remove Constraints

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