Welcome!

@DevOpsSummit Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: @DevOpsSummit, Linux Containers, Containers Expo Blog

@DevOpsSummit: Blog Feed Post

DevOps 101 - Collaboration By @JoePruitt | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #Microservices

There is not often collaboration between the design, development, testing (QA), and deployment (IT) functions

In my previous articles on the history of DevOps, I outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology

The Fourth Pillar
The fourth pillar is Collaboration.  Collaboration is defined as:

"working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals."

In traditional separated organizations, there is not often collaboration between the design, development, testing (QA), and deployment (IT) functions that go with the application delivery lifecycle.

CollaborationAs I mentioned in my last article, Communication is essential for successful for cross-departmental teams to work together effectively to deploy applications.  But, without collaboration tools to put some structure and process around those communications, it will be very difficult to get a project completed on time, on schedule, and with any degree of accuracy.  Collaboration tools typically fall into three categories depending on the levels of collaboration:

  1. Communication - An unstructured exchange of information such as email, a phone call, or hallway conversation.
  2. Conferencing - Interactive work, such as brainstorming or voting, that leads to a shared goal.
  3. Coordination - Complex interdependent work that leads to a combined goal.

Collaboration tools
The main shared attribute of tools in the collaboration space is that of helping to facility and manage group activities.  From electronic calendars, workflow systems, knowledge management system, social software, and project management systems, there are literally thousands of tools that fall into the category of collaboration.

Below is a list of some of the vendors in the collaboration space.

  • Asana - plan and manage projects and tasks.
  • Basecamp - to-do lists, web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing and time tracking.
  • Brightpod - task management, milestone tracking, task lists, file sharing, workflows, calendar, and messaging.
  • CollaborateCloud - social work management with workflows, forms, and virtual workrooms.
  • Confluence - enterprise unified wiki with social network notifications and integration of multimedia files.
  • DeskAway - team based project and task management, milestones, documentation, and file sharing.
  • Github - distributed revision control and source code management.
  • Intellinote - meeting collaboration, task management, and idea capturing.
  • Jive - online communities, micro-blogging, social networking, discussion forums, wikis, and instant messaging.
  • LiquidPlanner - online project management.
  • SharePoint - content and document management, personal cloud, social networking, enterprise search, and workflow management.
  • Trello - project management.
  • Wrike - project management and work collaboration.
  • Zoho - word processor, spreadsheets, calendar, contacts, and CRM.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Joe Pruitt

Joe Pruitt is a Principal Strategic Architect at F5 Networks working with Network and Software Architects to allow them to build network intelligence into their applications.

@DevOpsSummit Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Addteq is a leader in providing business solutions to Enterprise clients. Addteq has been in the business for more than 10 years. Through the use of DevOps automation, Addteq strives on creating innovative solutions to solve business processes. Clients depend on Addteq to modernize the software delivery process by providing Atlassian solutions, create custom add-ons, conduct training, offer hosting, perform DevOps services, and provide overall support services.
Contino is a global technical consultancy that helps highly-regulated enterprises transform faster, modernizing their way of working through DevOps and cloud computing. They focus on building capability and assisting our clients to in-source strategic technology capability so they get to market quickly and build their own innovation engine.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addresses many of the challenges faced by developers and operators as monolithic applications transition towards a distributed microservice architecture. A tracing tool like Jaeger analyzes what's happening as a transaction moves through a distributed system. Monitoring software like Prometheus captures time-series events for real-time alerting and other uses. Grafeas and Kritis provide security polic...
DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put out fires, and support time generally. Time spent on infrastructure development is significantly increased, and DevOps practitioners report more software releases and higher quality. Sponsors of DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.