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Kelsey Hightower on Spinnaker: Serializing Culture Into Continuous Delivery

Jun 17, 2020 by DROdio

Kelsey gave an incredible talk at a PDX Meetup about how Spinnaker helps a company “serialize its culture into continuous delivery.” He’ll also be doing a fireside chat at Spinnaker.live on this topic with Rosalind Beniot, Armory’s Director of Community, on Thursday 6/18 at 9am.

If you’re an executive, and you want to learn what is likely happening inside your own company today around your culture of software delivery (and the benefits you’d get by serializing that culture), this is a must-watch video.

Watch Kelsey share how Spinnaker Serializes Company Cultures:

The audio on this video is a bit soft because we captured Kelsey’s talk on our phone, but the content of his talk is stellar and worth turning the volume up for!

In this video, Kelsey covers:

  • How companies say they are going to “transform culture” around software delivery, and why they fail to do so
  • How many companies today have “War Room theater” when suffering downtime instead of fixing the underlying problems causing that downtime
    • How companies rely on Runbooks and other brittle processes to stitch-together software delivery, and what often goes wrong
  • Kelsey’s love/hate relationship with the “DevOps Movement”
  • The difference between “best-practice” vs. “practice” — start by starting, learning and iterating
  • How companies think their build & delivery processes are so unique that they can’t be automated and scaled
  • How companies think that Kubernetes is the missing link to automate software delivery, and how Kelsey focuses companies on serializing and automating their entire CI/CD processes and workflow beyond just using Kubernetes
  • Kelsey shared his experience using Spinnaker to do this serialization and automation, including:
    • How it feels like magic to de-couple the build & delivery steps, and how Spinnaker can pick up from multiple build systems across the company
    • How Spinnaker can pass variables between systems, including a deep integration with Kubernetes to ensure a build is successfully running before marking the delivery as done
    • How Spinnaker helps people trust the automation of delivery, including using Spinnaker’s “Manual Start” functionality as a starting point to building that trust and creating buy-in within the organization
    • How to connect Jira to Spinnaker as the “front door” that kicks off the build and delivery process and creates an automated, serialized workflow that works culturally within the typical ticket-based company business change approval processes

You can also learn more about how Armory builds on the power of Spinnaker to enable Collaboration from Code to Cloud, with a specific example of DevSec collaboration using Armory’s Policy Engine.

Screenshots from Kelsey’s talk:

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