September 2, 2015

Continuous Delivery: Lessons Learned Along the Way

Continuous Delivery

Last year's JUC West 2014 was packed with good gems of information – such as "How We Did It" talks where the speakers shared their points of view on the tools they use for automating their pipeline. At JUC and other conferences I especially seek out talks about how others implement their Continuous Delivery processes.

At the upcoming JUC West 2015, it is my turn to share “how we did it” at Perforce. I will present my talk "Continuous Delivery: Driving Lessons” and describe our journey, the rewards we reaped, and the challenges we faced along the way.

At Perforce, we see Continuous Delivery as taking the proven technique of automation and expanding it to a solid set of practices that make the pipeline even more efficient. This includes empowering the product teams to own production and quality all the way from requirements to delivery, and moving from a central build and release team to a self-serve infrastructure to remove the "friction" in the workflow. These changes have allowed us to quickly, efficiently, and reliably adapt our software in line with user feedback, shifts in the market, and changes to the business strategy.

My JUC talk begins at 3pm on Wednesday, September 2nd, in Room 209/210 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I look forward to seeing you there!