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The onset of the Digital Age has created a fast-paced environment where circling competitors are always on the lookout for better ways to deliver world-class IT services. Businesses that want to survive and thrive must learn how to succeed in a way that takes advantage of this ‘high-velocity’ situation, and this is where ITIL 4 comes in.
In essence, creating a DevOps culture is far from a simple affair. Rather, it is a process of continuous reoptimization and improvement, with senior DevOps engineers constantly working to optimize their pipelines while still sticking to the tenets that have made DevOps so successful.
“If you want speed, you need automation. If you want deployments, you need automation. If you want basic security, you need automation. If you are building a nuclear reactor, and need surety, you still need automation. Automation accelerates multiple practices. Simply management theory demands if you can automate and remove lower-level costs to add higher-level solutions, you do so.”
When it was first released back in the 1980s, ‘ITIL’ stood for the ‘IT Infrastructure Library’, as it was a series of 48 books that outlined best practices for managing the infrastructure of IT.
Manual work is largely replaced with automated processes driven by open-source DevOps tools designed specifically for database work. This not only frees up a great amount of time but also makes the results more reliable, as there is less room for human error.
A TOGAF Architecture Roadmap is a list of individual packages of incremental change that, collectively, help EA teams to transition a ‘Baseline Architecture’ to an established ‘Target Architecture’.
Whereas change or transformation initiatives previously have focused on benefits and technical requirements, modern approaches focus far more on the people that support, resist, and endure the effects of changes. Whatever a proposed initiative might say on paper, the only way for any change to hit the ground running is to have sufficient support and insight from those who keep the organization running.
As is often the case with popular ways of doing things, both Agile and DevOps are often treated as buzzwords, typically by organizations that want to enjoy the benefits but do not understand what either approach entails, let alone whether they would make suitable choices. So, what is Agile? What is DevOps? How are they different, and how can they complement one another?
Rather than being an alternative to Agile, Scrum is simply another iteration of the philosophy. So, what is it that makes it so distinct that people imagine it as being a competitor to the general Agile approach? And how do you decide if Scrum is right for you?
MSP 5th Edition is the latest edition of AXELOS’ world-class program management framework. What has changed? How has it been updated? Good e-Learning looks at everything you need to know about the new framework