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Solution Path for Achieving Continuous Delivery With Agile and DevOps

Published: 28 March 2019

ID: G00377207

Analyst(s): Bill Holz , Peter Hyde


Robust continuous delivery solutions require agile fluency and maturity, refactoring application architecture and automating infrastructure to achieve increased 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: Establish a Continuous Learning Culture
    • Step 1.1: Increase Knowledge and Skills
    • Step 1.2: Create Communities for Sharing Knowledge and Practices
    • Step 1.3: Continuously Improve
  • Step 2: Develop Agile Fluency
    • Step 2.1: Establish Baseline Metrics
    • Step 2.2: Deploy Agile Methodologies
    • Step 2.3: Implement Bimodal IT
  • Step 3: Mature Agile Practices
    • Step 3.1: Build In Quality
    • Step 3.2: Architect for Velocity
  • Step 4: Automate Infrastructure
    • Step 4.1 Provision and Configure
    • Step 4.2 Deploy and Manage
    • Step 4.3 Secure
    • Step 4.4 Monitor
  • Step 5: Improve Delivery Cadence
    • Step 5.1: Adopting an Enterprise Agile Framework
    • Step 5.2: Apply Microservices Architecture Principles

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