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Questions tagged [process]

For questions describing a process, method or a way of doing things in general. An ordered set of steps to be implemented as procedure to follow or in software, governing how an organization solves a particular task, either by an individual contributor, a team or across multiple teams.

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Artefacts, pipeline operation and SAP

In the manufacturing industry, it's quite usual to manage produced components in an ERP system like SAP. Afaik though, this is rather not the case with software artefacts i.e. data about them ...
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Is there ERP software with DevOps data integration?

Assessing DevOps methods in ERP context is a question of the sort "how can I gain more productivity and quality using DevOps approaches in context X". This is not the scope of this question but is ...
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Consulting DevOps from the Ops side

Background One of the org units in my company is doing application support for a relatively large client; that is, they're keeping some of their business applications running 24x7, doing anything ...
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Running consul in the background using Chef

I am trying to create a Chef cookbook that will run Hashicorp Consul in the background and will continue with the rest of the recipe and not get hung on starting Consul. I have tried the & method ...
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How to avoid branchageddon with large organisations?

How do you avoid a branchageddon situation when working with large organisations? We work with a number of large financial organisations whose approach is to not take updates to software, but ...
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Software Security Testing in a DevSecOps Pipeline [closed]

This is a somewhat general question by design, intended for discussion of process. At my current (and all previous) companies we had issues with releasing insecure software into production. This cut ...
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If a piece of work requires manual testing/QA, do we need to wait until opening PR?

First question here (i'm usually on StackOverflow)...not sure if the right place (if not, please vote to move where it belongs). If we have a dev process using traditional GitFlow approach, what ...
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Check a process is running with Salt Stack?

Is it possible to check if a specific process is running via a Salt State? Looking through Salt Stack documentation and scouring forums I haven't found any way of simply checking if a service is ...
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How to correlate Devops deploy on demand with Agile Sprint Process

I'm not clear how a Sprint which is timed-box to a predetermined length (1/2/3 weeks) fits with a DevOps principle of being able to deploy on demand or as needed. Is deploying to production part of ...
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Pros/cons of discontinuing a DevOps workflow?

I'm trying to evaluate whether or not it is a good idea to move away from a devops-style workflow to the traditional dev-then-ops (not sure what you call that). We are a small 5 person department ...
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Who is this Chaos Monkey and why did he crash my server?

I had a perfect server, it was so pretty and rock solid and so I named it Petra. It was perfect in every way, everything was configured and tuned just right, it had perfect 100% service record and 753 ...
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Usefulness of Hackathons? [closed]

I am curious about the efficacy of using a "hackathon" to focus development early in a new project before moving a more formal DevOps process. Does letting things start out fast and loose to get ...
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How to safeguard Ansible deployment to mitigate accidents

Recently the Amazon S3 had a major outage in the us-east-1 region. It looks like it was likely caused by a spelling error when running a maintenance playbook in Ansible or a similar tool. You can put ...
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What are ways to mitigate the effects of Mythical Man Month?

Brooks's law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. In his book No Silver Bullet — Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering Frederick Brooks defines the concept of Mythical ...
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What is Value Stream Mapping?

I have heard a lot about Value Stream Mapping and how it can be used to analyse the value stream of manufacturing processes including the process of delivering software. I have never seen it ...