It’s hard to believe agile has now been around for more than 15 years. With its introduction, teams started seeing increased output and thus a higher number of releases. With the increased number of releases came the need and implementation of Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), and eventually what we’re calling DevOps.
While DevOps has increased the speed with which organizations deliver software (both through culture change and new tools) there continues to be a disconnect between development and delivery. The reason for this is often times software teams work on story ABC, however, delivery teams deliver build 1.2.3. Different teams solve this problems in different ways, often tracking stories manually as they are delivered as part of a build or building complex CI dashboards which require tons of attention and maintenance. Both of these methods have the same shortcomings: they require a lot of manual work and are prone to errors.
The biggest obstacle for many organizations practicing DevOps today is lack of visibility into the delivery workflow process, its contents, and its outcomes. A shared understanding and common data points allow enterprise stakeholders to gain visibility into DevOps processes, which in turn enables collaboration and communication. Using a common understanding ultimately enables the enterprise to make better decisions and deliver higher quality products and services.
Companies spend lots of time setting up their delivery workflow, generally consisting of environments to test and stage the work before being deployed to production. When an issue arises, Ops is now spending more time than ever troubleshooting, finding what was deployed where and gathering clues on what went wrong. Highly valuable information is buried in bytes and current CI/CD tools don’t have context of user stories. Furthermore, there has been no way of asking your delivery platform “where is this story in my delivery workflow?”
Introducing Delivery at a Glance
Harnessing the power of VersionOne ContinuumTM for DevOps, Delivery at a Glance provides an unprecedented level of visibility into your delivery workflow, right within VersionOne Lifecycle’s release tracking flow. Delivery at a Glance allows you to visualize work items and commits contained in VersionOne Continuum packages and watch work items increase in maturity as they flow across the value stream.
Delivery at a Glance provides a real-time view of your delivery workflow. With complete visibility into your entire value stream (dev, test, prod) it presents commits, stories, and packages in a unified view that takes guessing out of the equation. Additional benefits include:
- No integration hassles – Continuum works with existing CI/CD tools
- Streamlined real continuous delivery
- Deep and real-time visibility, no historical hunts
- A clear, definitive understanding of where features and fixes are in the process, including insight into the completeness and risk of promotion to future phases
- A visual understanding of the efficiency of the entire system, from idea through delivery to end users – you can’t optimize what you can understand.
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