DevOpsChat Special Guest: Louise Paling

We are thrilled that Louise Paling will be joining us for this DevOpsChat to discuss Automation and how it can be used to drive a DevOps transformation. You can see the questions for this DevOpsChat at the bottom of this page.

Louise is an experienced delivery manager with a strong technical background who has successfully implemented transformations from waterfall software development to Agile/DevOps. Louise is passionate about automation and ow it can be used to drive the transformation as it stimlates conversations, collaboration , as well as boosting quality and enabling more frequent delivery of working software to customers.

Video Interview

In this video Louise shared with us her views about Automation and how it can enable a DevOps transformation, covering a range of topics including:

  • Where to start with automation
  • Theory of Constraints and bottlenecks
  • Benefits of automation
  • Possible hurdles/blockers to implementing automation and how to overcome them
  • Using automation as a starting point for a DevOps transformation


Questions for this DevOpsChat

  1. Do you think automation is an important part of DevOps and, if so, why?
  2. What do you think are the benefits of automation?
  3. How do you decide where to start with automation?
  4. Should you try to automate everything or are there reasons to perform some tasks manually?
  5. In your experience, what barriers can there be to automating activities that are currently manual?
  6. What do you think will be the “next big thing” in applying automation to software development, deployment and operation?

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