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Value Stream Mapping with Mock Pipeline

Value stream mapping (VSM) is a technique for modeling process workflows. In software development, one of the key reasons for creating a VSM is determining the bottlenecks slowing down the delivery of value to end users. While VSM is used in many different industries (mostly related to physical goods), the topic of this post is Read more…

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App Modernization on AWS Powered by DevOps

A great number of enterprises seek to modernize their applications for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many find it can be challenging on which approach to embrace. Do they leverage the cloud for its capabilities or use an abstraction layer? How should product teams be organized and which practices should they adopt? In this post, we’ll Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: Enterprise DevOps on AWS Delivery Models (Episode 22)

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news along with a discussion about DevOps on AWS transformations for enterprises. The two discuss what they have seen with transformations based on their experience in working with dozens of enterprises over the past decade. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News Read more…

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Continuous Compliance on AWS using AWS Config Rules

How does compliance work in many organizations? From what I’ve seen, it might look something like this: ‘Internal compliance is conducting an audit in three weeks, we need to make sure we’re compliant with all of our internal policies’. What ensues is a heroic effort of people discovering or creating documents and other artifacts indicating what Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: Containers on AWS with Casey Lee (Episode 21)

In this episode, Paul Duvall speaks with Stelligent Chief Architect and VP of Engineering & Delivery Casey Lee about containers on AWS. Casey, an AWS Container Hero dives deep into Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate and the open source tools used in the Kubernetes world. Paul and Casey also discuss some best practices when it comes to implementing containers Read more…

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AWS re:Invent 2018 DevOps re:Cap

Stelligent was 50 people strong at the AWS re:Invent 2018 conference in Las Vegas, NV. We were particularly proud as we announced that we are the only group at our size that is 100% AWS certified (yes, this means executives, sales, marketing, operations, and engineers). There were over 80 product announcements at the conference. Of Read more…

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DevOps on AWS Radio: DevOps Philosophies with James Martin at 3M HIS (Episode 20)

In this episode, Paul Duvall speaks with VP of Engineering & Delivery Casey Lee on a brief preview of next months episode. Casey touches on some of the new features and updates added to open-source, full-stack DevOps on AWS tool mu.  Paul Duvall also speaks with James Martin, an Automation Engineering Manager at 3M HIS on team structure, his philosophies behind choosing Read more…

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A DevOps on AWS Enterprise Transformation

In helping enterprises transform their engineering organizations and apply DevOps practices on AWS, we are often introduced to all types of legacy systems and processes. Let’s imagine an enterprise that might have hundreds of brownfield applications and services and they want to move some of these applications to AWS. Let’s also assume they don’t see Read more…

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Segregation of Duties on AWS

In the book, Accelerate, by Forsgren, et al., it states the following about Segregation of Duties:   What About Segregation of Duties?…First, when any kind of change is committed, somebody who wasn’t involved in authoring the change should review it either before or immediately following commit to version control. Second, changes should only be applied Read more…

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Troubleshooting AWS CodePipeline Artifacts

AWS CodePipeline is a managed service that orchestrates workflow for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. With CodePipeline, you define a series of stages composed of actions that perform tasks in a release process from a code commit all the way to production. It helps teams deliver changes to users whenever there’s a business Read more…