Skip to main content

Removing Anxiety from Your Software Delivery Process with Armory Spinnaker

“What does your CI/CD process look like?” This is the question that Armory CTO Isaac Mosquera asks at every client meeting. It’s rare to find organizations that have a holistic view of their entire software delivery pipeline. The more common scenario has several teams owning portions of the pipeline, and responsibility is distributed across the organization. With so many approvals, stakeholders and steps involved, it is little wonder that organizations look at software delivery with anxiety. Isaac recently gave a talk at DeliveryConf 2020 in Seattle, Washington where he goes into Armory’s process for identifying and improving pain points in your software delivery process. Take a look here:

Main Takeaways

  • Workshop your current delivery process with engineers and leaders of all levels in your organization
  • Have everyone contribute their view of what the process looks like (it helps to use sticky notes and a whiteboard so you can iterate quickly)
  • Construct a shared model from these viewpoints
  • Identify gaps, pain points, and other misses in your current process
  • Leverage Spinnaker to augment your current delivery process by:
    • Using Spinnaker’s Jenkins integration to build off of what you have
    • Add manual handoffs to facilitate humans in the loop
    • Use automated deployment verification (both during and post deploy)
    • Visualize your applications and infrastructure at every stage of the process

What to do from here:

If you’d like to improve your organization’s ability to digitally transform, we recommend starting with a workshop, as described in this post:

“An Interactive Workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Digital & Cultural Transformation

Just contact us and we will schedule that session with you.

If you like this post, you might also like:

 

May 4, 2021
|
by Nikema Prophet

What Does It Mean To Deliver Software At The #SpeedOfLife?

In this blog post, I’m excited to announce the #SpeedOfLife campaign that I will be leading for the month of May. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the awesome people who make up our DevOps community. What is #SpeedOfLife? #SpeedOfLife is a social campaign meant to highlight users and experts in the […]

Read more

April 23, 2021
|
by Chad Tripod

Armory Enterprise install in 10 minutes

I was introduced to Armory and the open-source project Spinnaker a little over 18 months ago.  Up to that point, I’d worked with numerous open-source and proprietary software and was a specialist in application delivery and data analytics.  I immediately found out that Spinnaker was the continuous delivery platform of choice for many large scale […]

Read more

April 21, 2021
|
by Nikema Prophet

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #4 Officially AWS Certified

I’m an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner! I took the exam and I passed. I fell behind on blog updates starting about a month ago but I studied up until the day before the test. I was somewhat disappointed in myself for not keeping my schedule but in the end, I passed and that was the […]

Read more