Devops is an ideal, a set of principles, a mindset. It is not a tool, methodology, or a set of practices. Building a DevOps culture is creating teams that value speed to market, customer feedback to validate the value in work delivered, quality, automation, scalability and reliability. We want to realise value quickly and can measure this based on how fast an organisation can move a single line of code from development to production. That is why DevOps is as much about change management as technical capability.
A key component of the devops movement is empathy, writing quality code that does not wake someone else up at 3am needing repair. This is why the agile principles are key to the devops movement.
Cevo were engaged to help kick us off on our DevOps journey and address two of our most pressing needs in reducing the time taken to deploy changes and improve the consistency of our deployments. The Cevo consultants were first rate and easily integrated with our team. Together with our development team they forged a realistic plan and assessed & spiked options to validate approaches, this led to a defined path for us going forward. We have now implemented these changes to the way our team develops and releases product, and we’re on our way to being able to deploy our products with greater confidence and certainty.
We’ve engaged Cevo several times to complete discreet, challenging pieces of work and helped us when we needed it. Each member of the team has been, professional, knowledgeable, collaborative and a pleasure to work with.
Cevo have accelerated our agile maturity. They have helped us build in quality early through collaborative testing practices. With creative problem solving and skilled prioritisation Cevo’s technologists have enabled us to identify and define the valuable work, and deliver with speed and confidence. Their multi-skilled consultants were able to provide expertise in Agile Coaching, Business Analysis, Iteration Management & Testing. Their capabilities enabled us to adopt a lean agile approach which was key to us rapidly delivering business functionality to our customers.
We needed a lot of help to start the move into devops and the Cevo team have delivered over and above our expectations. They have ‘jumpstarted’ us on the devops journey and we now have a proven process for CD.
Cevo engineers did a great job integrating their services into our IT team recently and help us manage our AWS costs more efficiently. Cevo helped us introduce more efficient tagging and reporting capabilities that have unlocked internal back charges, termination of unclaimed resources via an elegant event driven implementation, and the foundations for saving recommendations. Our target is to achieve at least 15% savings through this implementation in this financial year.
Cevo were great. They listened to the goals of our project, what the team needed and they provided great engineers who were exactly what we required. We’ve been running iterative development for years and needed seasoned agile developers who could blend into the team and immediately contribute in the next sprint. That’s who we got. Full-stack experience, and capable from the front end end UI down to automation of AWS infrastructure commissioning. They were a perfect addition to our team and meant we could get the project delivered much more quickly.