Let’s SKILup – August is Observability Month

Let’s SKILup – August is Observability Month

The dictionary.com definition of “observe” is to “see, watch, perceive, or notice.”   Based on control theory, observability is a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of its external outputs.  This approach is now being...
How ITIL4 and SRE align with DevOps

How ITIL4 and SRE align with DevOps

Jayne Groll, CEO, DevOps Institute [divider height=”20″] In the early days of DevOps, there was a lot of debate about the ongoing relevancy of ITIL and IT service management (ITSM) in a faster-paced agile and DevOps world. Thankfully, that debate is coming...
Leading The Game of IT Thrones by Jayne Groll

Leading The Game of IT Thrones by Jayne Groll

How do you lead IT through a digital transformation when every set of IT frameworks, practices and automation wants to sit on the Iron Throne? IT loves its frameworks — be it Agile, ITIL, Lean IT, CobIT, IT4IT, Security or DevOps. Unfortunately, IT’s love affair with...
Skilling The Squad

Skilling The Squad

One of the most interesting trends in DevOps adoption is the evolution of the IT silo into the cross-skilled squad. This is not just a semantical name change. Most IT teams today are comprised of like-skilled individuals such as a Scrum team of developers. The modern...