DevOps in a Bubble

DevOps introduction in the form of a lighthouse project As written in DevOps Strategies and commented in my blog post DevOps and Continuous Delivery in corporations – the myth of prescribed agility, it is not a promising approach to simply „direct“ DevOps & Continuous Delivery from above and, for example, to establish it in an […]

Die DevOps-Blase

DevOps-Einführung im Rahmen eines Leuchtturm-Projektes Wie in DevOps Strategies geschrieben und in meinem Blog-Beitrag DevOps and Continuous Delivery in corporations – the myth of prescribed agility kommentiert, sollte nicht versucht werden, DevOps & Continuous Delivery einfach „von oben herab“ anzuordnen und z.B. in einem Schritt flächendeckend in einer Organisation zu etablieren zu wollen. Der genau […]

DevOps and Continuous Delivery in corporations – the myth of prescribed agility

– A polemic – Culture is not everything – but without culture there is nothing. It is often said that there is a lack of the necessary skills and the mind set for DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Internet giants such as Facebook, Amazon, Google are often cited as prime examples of DevOps, Continuous Delivery and […]

DevOps und Continuous Delivery in Konzernen – der Mythos von der verordneten Agilität

– Eine Polemik – Kultur ist nicht alles – aber ohne Kultur ist alles nichts. Es fehle an den notwendigen Fähigkeiten und dem Mind Set für DevOps und Continuous Delivery – heißt es oft. Als Musterbeispiel in Sachen DevOps, Continuous Delivery und Agilität werden gern die Internetgiganten angeführt: Facebook, Amazon, Google. „Die haben CALMS und […]

The Software Factory becomes true

The Production Line software DevOps in conjunction with Continuous Delivery promises not less than the realization of the software factory.  Management is in the process of creating the right conditions for ist realization – or the path to failure. A brief historical excursion – how it does not work The promise of the software factory […]

The colour of DevOps & Continuous Delivery

The color of Continuous Delivery

A bad joke – hoping that Scott Adams might forgive me the exploitation of his art… However, this just shows how long we remember his wonderful comic strips. This strip that I slightly defamiliarized with regard to Continuous Delivery, dates to the end of 1995. Today, it is legend and its usage in this blog […]

Die Software-Fabrik wird wahr

Die Software-Produktionsstraße DevOps in Verbindung mit Continuous Delivery verspricht nicht weniger als die Realisierung der Software-Fabrik. Dabei hat es das Management in der Hand, ein solches Unterfangen die angemessenen Voraussetzungen für eine Realisierung zu schaffen – oder eben den Weg zum Scheitern zu bereiten. Ein kurzer historischer Abriss – wie es nicht funktioniert Das Versprechen […]

DevOps: Expectations and Promises

DevOps and Continuous Delivery eventually bring IT industry nearer to its promises: Make the software factory become true. produce software in a production chain that allows bringing out software products When adopting DevOps within IT Service Providers, this does not take place on the green field, but on the ground of reality in mature organizations, […]

Die Zukunft von DevOps – NoOps – Cloudframe

DevOps ist erst der Anfang Mit DevOps in Verbindung mit Continous Delivery verbinden sich viele Erwartungen und Versprechungen. Neben dem nahtlosen Übergang von der Entwicklung in den Produktivbetrieb existiert das Versprechen eines generell effizienteren Entwicklungsprozesses mittels Continous Delivery Pipeline, nicht zuletzt durch die Einsparung von Personal auf Entwickler und auf Tester-Seite. (DevOps Strategies) Am Anfang […]

The future of DevOps – NoOps – Cloudframe

DevOps is just the beginning DevOps and Continous Delivery combine some expectations and promises. In addition to the seamless transition from development into production, there is the promise of a generally more efficient development process through the Continous Delivery Pipeline, not at least through the savings of personnel on developers and on the tester side. […]

„Unterhalb von 20 Entwicklern machen große Projekte keinen Sinn“

Click here for the English version Auch in Zeiten der Agilität ist kann auf Projektmanagement nicht verzichtet werden. Obwohl -oder gerade weil – ich immer wieder mit so bescheuerten Kommentare konfrontiert werde, wie z.B: „Wieso gibt es hier einen Projektleiter? Ich dacht Sie machen SCRUM.“ – Kandidat für eine Entwicklerposition – „Warum können Sie die […]

U.T.SEC 2017 – Unmanned Technologies and Security Expo & Conference in Nuremberg

Destruction can be so easy – about drones and drone defense Recently, I had the pleasure to meet with representatives from the industrial fields of safety/security and autonomous vehicles and aircraft at the U.T.SEC in Nurenberg at the begining of March 2017. In this context, the focus was on the use of drone technology, not […]

Über Projekt Management (German version)

Click here for English version Die Projektanfragen, die mich in der letzten Zeit erreichen unterscheiden sich von denen früherer Jahre – Projektanbieter fordern zwar noch Erfahrungen in einer oder optional mehreren der allseits bekannten Projektsteuerungsmethoden (Prince2, PMI etc.) vorausgesetzt, allerdings wird, so meine ich bemerkt zu haben, weniger Wert auf eine bestimmte Methodik oder Zertifizierung […]

Reality catches up with my book …

… „Drones as a Service“: In the form of the DARPA project/program “OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics” (OFFSET) The objective is to control a swarm (more than hundred) of combat drones in real time! As you see in the DARPA solution (DARPA-OFFSET-program), it aspires on human controllers heavily supported by artificial intelligence, enabling each individual human in […]

First approach towards actually autonomous drone operation

Hexacopter

Now Google or to be precise: Alphabet’s innovation lab X has started a burrito delivery using autonomous drones. Moreover, this drone operation did not happen in a private testing area but on the public campus of the Virginia Tech! Similar to the ideas presented in my book, there is no human permanently controlling every drone. […]

Drones on Demand (DoD) The „real“ thing

In my book „Drones as a Service“ I introduce the term „Drone on Demand“ (DoD) as a general term that stands for the provision ov UAV’s to a customer. In contrast, the term DaaS is more specific as it stands for a standardized delivery of UAV services via UAVs in the form of an IT […]

The development of UAV infrastructure gains speed

Today I stumbled over a company –Asylon- a startup that is going to provide the world with deployable infrastructure to support drone operations as I described in my book “Drones as a Service” (DaaS): Asylon The concrete products of Asylon are still under development but do cover some of the infrastructure components I described in […]

The future catches up with my book „Drones as a Service (DaaS)“

As I already read, Amazon applied for a patent for a multi-use docking station for drones (Multi-use UAV docking station systems and methods, Appl. No.: 14/576,082). OK – Amazon already applied for their patent in December 2014 when I started the work on this book „Drones as a Service“. Since I did not store my […]

„Below 20 developers, large projects make no sense“

Even in times of agility, we cannot go without project management. Although -or just because- I am somtimes confronted with such comments, such as: „Why is there a project manager here? I thought you were doing SCRUM. „ – Candidate for a developer position – Or „Why cannot you add the desired change to Release […]