The DevOps movement is still very much alive and finding its way from the commercial world into the Government. Government adoption, like in other places tend to find themselves on a spectrum between setting up and managing a CI/CD pipeline to full on broken down silos and self-managing teams. It’s because of this range of experiences that I decided to compile a quick cheat sheet that help folks cram on the subject if they find that their traditional silo is being disrupted by a DevOps initiative.
The good news is that DevOps has been around for a while, meaning there are plenty of resources to get a person up to speed. This list isn’t meant to be all inclusive. It’s a curated effort based on media I’ve consumed over time.
The Phoenix Project - https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262592
The DevOps Handbook - https://itrevolution.com/book/the-devops-handbook/
Accelerate - https://itrevolution.com/book/accelerate/
Site Reliability Engineering - How Google Runs Production Systems https://landing.google.com/sre/books/
If there’s one video to start with it’s this one - "10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr" from the Velocity 09 conference. The talk is given by John Allspaw and Paul Hammond. It really sums up what people are trying to accomplish via DevOps. A lot of the language we have now wasn’t available then, same as the tools. But this is for me, where it began.
The next two videos are modern takes on how mature enterprises view and implement DevOps
Bank on Open Source for DevOps Success - Capital One - https://youtu.be/CTDx627FRVg
How Netflix Thinks of DevOps - https://youtu.be/UTKIT6STSVM
These next Videos are from the Government sector and are helpful for anyone in that sector as some of the challenges can be similar to the commercial world, but also unique to that sector.
How we covertly nudged government web managers to practice DevOps - Will Slack - https://youtu.be/m3U4vmVMjLU
DOES15 - Aaron Volkmann - Busting Silos & Red Tape: DevOps in Federal Government - https://youtu.be/eN8x18mJztw
Overview of Open Source DevOps in Azure Government - https://youtu.be/uXd8DkDpF50
While some of the podcasts have Azure in the title, a lot of the material is portable.