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Unicom Seminars

26 June, Lancaster Hotel London

DevOps Summit: Adopting DevOps 26 June, London

Published 1 May 2014

Efficient Teams • Streamlined Processes • Right Tools

Adopting a new capability requires a plan that includes people, process, and technology. Although the name DevOps suggests development- and operations-based way of working, DevOps is an enterprise capability that includes stakeholders, business owners, architecture, design, development, quality assurance (QA), operations, security, partners, and suppliers. Excluding any stakeholder will lead to incomplete implementation of DevOps.

Changes need to be made, but it is difficult to go against the usual flow and investments too are also required. But before you consider adopting new technology and methods, consider the challenges within your organization that that needs addressing. The expert practitioners and thought leaders at this DevOps Summit will give help you to develop your business case and build the foundation towards getting significant return on investment.


DevOps culture: Collaboration and communication across stakeholders — that’s the culture of DevOps.

A DevOps culture is characterized by a high degree of collaboration across roles, focus on business instead of depart- mental objectives, trust, and high value placed on learning through experimentation.

  • Standardisation for multiple Scrum + ‘DevOps’ teams with no separate Operations team
  • Is DevOps just a job title?


  • Dealing with ALM processes
  • DevOps and Agile – how they align

Application lifecycle management (ALM) is a set of processes employed to manage the life of an application as it evolves from an idea (a business need) to an application that’s deployed and eventually under maintenance. Hence, looking at DevOps as an end-to-end business capability makes ALM part of the DevOps process.

  • Identifying business objectives: DevOps helps you to reach your goals.
  • DevOps practices
  • A few specific practices that need to be include when adopting DevOps:
    • Release planning
    • Continuous integration
    • Continuous delivery
    • Continuous testing
    • Continuous monitoring and feedback
  • Where does DevOps start and finish (from a process perspective)?
  • Where does ‘Operations’ sit in the ITIL model? All over the place? e.g. Service Transition?
  • Is co-location of resources necessary for successful DevOps?


A common set of tools allows teams to work anywhere, and new team members need to learn only one set of tools — a process that’s efficient, cost-effective, repeatable, and scalable.

  • Open source DevOps/release/orchestration tools
  • Measuring technology adoption
  • Measuring return on investment tools and technology


  • Coping with the cloud
  • Enabling mobile applications
  • The Internet of Things

Matthew Skelton(Chair person) DevOps Summit London May 2013

Published 17 Jul 2013

On his blog, Matthew Skelton (Chair person for the DevOps Summit London 2013) summarises UNICOM's previous DevOps Conference and his own talk "The Business Case for DevOps".

DevOps Amsterdam Interviews

Published 20 Nov 2012

Kris Buytaert,, discusses DevOps

Connect with Kris: Twitter(@KrisBuytaert) Blog(Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem)

Stephen Nelson-Smith, Atlanta Systems, discusses organisational effectiveness and DevOps

Connect with Stephen: Twitter(@lordcope)

Professional Tester: Move Closer, Transition to DevOps

[ Stephen Janaway ] ... Has written the lead article in this month’s Professional Tester magazine, about my department’s transition to DevOps and the impact that had on testing.

If you fancy reading it then head over to their website and subscribe, or you can download issue 17 which contains his article, and a number of other articles about TestDevOps, directly from this link.

Blog Post: What Is This Devops Thing, Anyway?

In the last few months, a movement has begun to take shape. It's a movement of people who think it's time for change in the IT industry - time to stop wasting money, time to start delivering great software, and building systems that scale and last. This movement is being called Devops. But what is Devops? Where did it come from? And what can it achieve? read more...
Guest post by : Stephen Nelson-Smith @lordcope a Technical Manager and Devop based in Hampshire, UK and author of Agile Sysadmin

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