In the last decade, a rigorous Agile practice has become table stakes for any modern IT organization. The benefits of deploying deliverable stories early and often, monitoring a team’s velocity, and conducting frequent retrospectives are widely documented and practically undisputed. However, many enterprise organizations, particularly those with interdepartmental dependencies, can easily experience a regression into obsolete practices. Avenue Code offers not only an outside perspective but also years of expertise in implementing or rejuvenating your Agile practice.
For years, IT managers have contended with the accepted practice of employing up to half a dozen discrete environments between building, testing, staging, and deployment. Although there is historical precedent for this process, at least half of the bottlenecks in deploying new code - not to mention miscommunication between development and operations - can be chalked up to incohesive standards, tests, and checks between these environments. With the advent of containerization, however, the ability to automate and streamline release management has taken huge strides. Admittedly, navigating the automation process while ensuring disparate requirements are satisfied presents its own challenges. Our experienced DevOps engineers are ready to help.