A Guide to Delivering at Velocity

DevOps may be an evolutionary step beyond the agile methodology, but applying agile practices on a software development team is one thing; mastering DevOps throughout the enterprise is quite another. This playbook, derived from Booz Allen Hamilton’s extended experience with several DevOps initiatives, will help you successfully adopt this game-changing system in your organization to address deployment as well as development.

Authors Bill Ott, Jimmy Pham, and Haluk Saker provide a practical roadmap that will help you define the steps necessary to meet your DevOps goals. The playbook distills DevOps into seven key practice areas that you can adapt to the DevOps style that best fits your organization. You’ll understand how company culture plays a fundamental role in your ability to use DevOps effectively.

  • Develop the team by finding the right people, tuning the company culture, and learning DevOps principles
  • Take a deep dive into each of the seven DevOps practices and gain a better understanding of what they mean to your organization
  • Determine your organization’s strengths and weaknesses in each DevOps practice area
  • Create a DevOps pipeline to put your practices into action, and establish a repeatable process for code development and changes
  • Measure your DevOps pipeline to learn where you are, where you’re going, and where you should be

Bill Ott

Bill is a Vice President in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group leading the Digital Interactive business. This team of digital pioneers - thinkers, storytellers, designers, coders, and builders - make life better by engaging people with personalized digital experiences. He brings twenty years of professional experience in the field, working with Civil Agencies, the DoD and many Commercial clients to integrate user experience and design with technology and data. Bill holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Emory University. http://www.boozallen.com/about/leadership/executive-leadership/Bill-Ott

Jimmy Pham

Jimmy is an avid technologist that has designed, developed, and managed large software solutions for major private and public customers. He is currently a Chief Technologist focusing on Modern Software Development. His interests and experience also span web acceleration / performance and cloud security. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, he worked at Akamai and ran a startup. He holds a degree in Computer Science (B.S.E) and minors in Mathematics and Psychology.

Haluk Saker

Haluk is a member of the Digital team and a 20-year veteran of Booz Allen Hamilton. An experienced system/cloud architect, he leads Digital’s DevOps practice, Digital Solver Space and numerous investments on cloud platforms, building Software as a Service (SaaS) and Everything as a Service (XaaS) products. He also has an extensive background in turnkey system and cloud implementations, modern technology stacks, microservices, agile software development practices and DevOps .Haluk holds a B.S. in Electical Engineering, M.S. in Engineering Management and an M.S. in Management Information Systems.