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DevOps, DevOps Best Practice, DevOps culture

Waterfall Mindset Limitations

4 minute read

What is Waterfall Mindset? This blog is not long enough to answer the question posed. But here is a current example we are encountering. Building modern systems is difficult. New cloud and hybrid architectures are complex and need experimentation as an approach to evaluate viability. Whats needed is a fail fast mindset but Waterfall is an avoid risk and never [......]

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DevOps Best Practice, DevOps culture, Fintech

Fincode 2019

4 minute read

Regular readers will note that we attend this event annually and our 2017 and 2018 editions are well worth a revisit as many of the previous years presentations were from more mature organisations than the 2019 presenters. The event as the name suggest is focussed on technologists in Tier 1 and 2 Financial Services companies in Europe. This event is [......]

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DevOps, DevOps Simulation, DevOps training

Gamifying the SDLC

2 minute read

Last year we delivered DevOps simulations in partnership with G2G3. We learnt a lot. I have been working in the SDLC business for 30 years, yet I learnt more about the human interactions involved in building software than any other equivalent period in my career. Gamifying the SDLC is a new concept and we are offering the opportunity to engage [......]

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DevOps, DevOps Best Practice, DevOps Case study, DevOps process, Fintech

Why is DevOps Change Management difficult

3 minute read

This blog on Why DevOps Change Management is difficult is based on conferences and meetups the Daysha team attended in the first half of 2018. In previous blogs we have written about change management, and there is little doubt that new ways of working are difficult to implement. What follows are the observations of change managers attempts to deliver DevOps. [......]

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DevOps process, Fintech

DevOps and the impact on Project Management

2 minute read

This blog describes how Digital Transformation and DevOps impact traditional Project Management. This is based on conferences and meetups the Daysha team attended in the first half of 2018. Digital Transformation enables a business to change how offers are communicated to customers. DevOps can often be initiated by an engineering cadre where Digital Transformation is often marketing led. These two [......]

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DevOps, DevOps tools, Pipeline automation

DevOps can facilitate architecture change

2 minute read

This blog on how DevOps can facilitate architecture change is based on conferences and meetups the Daysha team attended in the first half of 2018.  What follows are summary views on new technology trends and our observations of how these are being adopted and used. Driven by the logic of only building enough functionality that adds customer value and the [......]

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DevOps culture, Fintech

Focus on Outcomes … not Inputs

3 minute read

I had a financial crisis last week. Now, before our stakeholders get worried, I should explain that it was the Bank of Mum and Dad. I was abroad when two of my grown up children contacted me to say that they each needed money for different reasons. As the CFO (their Mom!), was also abroad I was the person with [......]

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DevOps culture, DevOps Simulation

Daysha Simulates DevOps

3 minute read

To register for our free DevOps Simulation in London on the 31st March email us When I first heard ‘immersive learning experience’ I put it in the same category as ‘awesome’. Words best spoken with an American twang and overused to the point of being meaningless. However the words are millennial friendly as indeed is simulation. Today's younger workforce have grown [......]

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DevOps process, Fintech

Fincode and DevOps Summit

7 minute read

This blog is based on 3 days of presentation and debate at 2 events Daysha attended at the end of March 2018. Fincode which as the name suggests was primarily attended by Fintech companies including larger organisations like Morgan Stanley, Lloyds and BBVA. The other event was DevOps Summit which was a one day event and included financial and non financial attendees.  [......]

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