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Fundamentals for Scaling DevOps

In my last article, I promised you I’d dive deeper into two things – Our FlowStates DevOps Reference Model, and the secret scaling sauce of DevOps. Since that first article, there have been exciting revelations from the 2017 State of DevOps report that corroborate our approach (published on June 6th by Puppet Labs and DORA…

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What is DevOps? It Depends…

People typically have the same three questions about DevOps: What is it? How do I start? How do I grow or scale? Today let’s talk about that first question – what is DevOps?   I think this is the most underrated question about DevOps. No one wants to ask it because they don’t want to…

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What is “FlowStates”?

Welcome to FlowStates DevOps Consulting Services. We’ve spent over 20 years working in large financial institutions.  Creating effective delivery services was a daunting task.   Significant regulatory constraints, heterogeneous technologies, and sprawling, outdated infrastructure are the norm.  Culture and behavior are deeply embedded.  Numerous mergers create competing cultures and sub-cultures. Yet in the face of this,…

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Cost of Delay

If you quantify only one thing, quantify the Cost of Delay.  – Don Reinertsen