BMK’s Reflections

The Brutal Truth: Developer Experience Challenges in Non-Tech Enterprises

As technology transforms industries, non-tech enterprises( Banks, Retail, Government etc.) increasingly rely on software development to drive growth and innovation. However, providing a positive developer experience can be a significant challenge for non-tech enterprises, which often need more resources, leadership support, and expertise to create a supportive and collaborative work environment for developers. This article…

How Your CI/CD Pipeline Reflects Your Organizational Culture – Part 2

Organizational Design – Teams, Interactions & Flow The number of stage gates & manual approvals reflects the silos & broken organization. Long broken pipelines reflect skill, capability, and commitment to solving problems. Highly decorated fancy slow pipelines reflect an obsession with technology & tools,not Business or Customers. Pipelines per environment reflect some never understood Continuous…

Mik + One Podcast – BMK’s Interview

We all learn from various sources – people, books, experiences, videos & podcasts. I have learnt a lot from Dr Mik’s podcast, and he has interviewed some of my DevOps heroes here Mik+One podcast. I am delighted to share my episode on Dr Mi Kersten’s Project to Product podcast. In this interview, I had the…

Speed and Stability — Redefining IT with DevOps

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to pen a chapter on “Speed and Stability — Redefining IT with DevOps” for our NZITP 60th anniversary. You could read my chapter online and other authors’ contributions to this edition.

Thank you, Kelsey Hightower

There are very few in the world whom you haven’t worked with or met in person, but they inspire you to bring your best version of yourselves every day. They encourage you to learn from every opportunity, learn how to work with differences, coach & refine you as an individual, motivate you to make an…

CI/CD Pipeline Reflects Organizational Culture – Part 1

What does it takes to deliver software at speed, help organizational agility like other Unicorns? Answer: Organizational culture & CI/CD pipelines. Context Ten years since Jez Humble and Dave Farley book “Continuous Delivery”, 10+ years since the term “DevOps” coined, some are just starting, few struggling – the one main reason “Culture”. In this part-1…

DevOps is Right, DevSecOps is Left, GRC in the Middle

To stay compliant, secure, you need to go faster. You may wonder how is that possible? Governance, Risk & Security — generally a bottleneck in most of the enterprises for their DevOps transformation. Wait, you have more to that story. As we step into the twelfth year of the term “DevOps”, it is now mainstream…

BMK’s Tribute to DevOps Enterprise Summit

On a quest to learn and practice more about DevOps & challenges, I continuously look for the opportunity to learn from practitioners, authors, thought leaders. I wanted to amplify my learning by investing my time and money in, particularly attending conferences. Where we could meet with like-minded people, connect & discuss with other practitioners, learn…

The Idealcast } BMK’s Review & Takeaways

First of all, Congratulations to Gene Kim and IT Revolution team for the launch of #IDEALCAST. The inaugural episode titled as Digital Disruption, The Five Ideals: Peter Moore and Dr. Mik Kersten is a conversation about the five ideals from Gene’s The Unicorn Project book. The interview filled with fascinating points, discussion about the flow,…

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