DevOpsChat with the creators of a DevOps Maturity Assessment Tool

We are delighted that for this one-off special DevOpsChat we will be joined by the five members of the core team who have developed a free and open-source DevOps Maturity Assessment tool. We are looking forward to a great discussion about how such a tool can help you understand your team’s current ways of working and help you take the next steps on your DevOps journey. You can see the questions for this DevOpsChat below.

Chris Baynham-Hughes is the Head of UK Business Development RedHat Emerging Technologies & DevOps at Atos. He is a regular speaker and blogger on DevOps topics. When he is not having DevOps adventures, he can often be found running/swimming my way around mountain landscapes. In fact that’s what he’ll be doing in the week before this chat:Â check it out here!

David Daly is the Global Deal Assurance Manager at Worldline where he also leads the DevOps community of practice. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society, a Chartered IT Professional, and just happens to have been the founder and host of #DevOpsChat. He has authored papers on Enterprise DevOps and Digital Transformation.

John Chatterton is an Enterprise Architect with a broad experience of different infrastructure and application environments, ranging from legacy through to cutting-edge cloud-based approaches.

Panagiotis Tamtamis is a senior software engineer at Atos where he specialises in embedded/telephony applications and has been pioneering the use of DevOps practices in that context.

Dan Usher is currently Head of Digital Self Service at Worldline UK&I. With a background in project management and consulting, at Worldline UK&I he has played a critical role in their transformation to more agile ways of working. He is especially fascinated by how organisation culture can enable a DevOps approach.

Video Interview

In this video the 5 members of the core team who have created the DevOps Maturity Assessment tool. In it they discuss:

  • What led them to create the tool
  • Some of the lessons and insights they gained from constructing the tool
  • Some of the early reactions and feedback from people who have used the tool

Questions for this DevOpsChat

  • Q1: How would you define DevOps?
  • Q2: Out of the 7 areas in the assessment tool, which do you think is most important and why?
  • Q3: Which area covered by the assessment tool surprised you most and why?
  • Q4: What do you think are the more important questions teams can ask themselves to understand their level of DevOps adoption?
  • Q5: What do you think are some of the biggest barriers for teams that are already on their DevOps journey which prevent them from taking their next steps?
  • Q6: If you could offer one piece of DevOps advice to teams, what would it be?

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