Meet up

Ops Matters with Matthew Skelton

Tuesday, 23rd October at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by Cloud Matters in October 2018


Five Practical Operability Techniques For Teams

In this talk, we explore five practical, tried-and-tested, real world techniques for improving operability with many kinds of software systems, including cloud, Serverless, on-premise, and IoT.

  • Logging as a live diagnostics vector with sparse Event IDs

  • Operational checklists and ‘Run Book dialogue sheets’ as a discovery mechanism for teams

  • Deployment Verification Tests as a way to assess runtime dependencies and readiness for service

  • Correlation IDs beyond simple HTTP calls

  • Lightweight ‘User Personas’ as drivers for operational dashboards

Based on work in many industry sectors, we will learn how to improve the operability of software systems using these team-friendly techniques.

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. He specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability, and organisation design for software in manufacturing, ecommerce, and online services, including cloud, IoT, and embedded software. Matthew is co-author of Continuous Delivery with WIndows & .NET (O'Reilly, 2016) and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016)

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