Andrew Hardie

Andrew Hardie

Senior DevOps Manager, Wipro Consulting

DevOps Versus The Anti-Patterns

 

Introducing DevOps is a big, challenging and complicated process. There are many obstacles, technical and organisational, that are likely to get in the way. This talk will highlight some of the anti-patterns that are going to cause problems. These range from apparently simple technical items that can have big consequences down the line to the far greater people and organisational behaviour patterns that have to be confronted and changed. Just because you’re “doing agile” doesn’t mean you can just overlay DevOps on top of it – the two are very different and not directly related. Finally, the decision has to be made as to how far you want to go with DevOps – are you ready for true “continuous delivery” and, if so, what anti-patterns are going to stop you?

Andrew Hardie is an international consultant with a 30 year record of managing, implementing, designing and delivering innovative and successful ICT solutions for public sector, commercial and NGO clients. In those 30 years, Andrew helped design & introduce the first laptop word processor (Liberator) in the UK, designed systems for the first UK Government email project (IDEM), computerised Hansard and Parliamentary Questions, set up the first Web site in the UK Parliament in 1993 and implemented the IT systems for Tony Blair’s highly successful 1997 general election campaign, digital audio systems for the Irish Parliament and Web-enabled collaborative workflow systems for the new Assembly in Belfast and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Andrew has been doing DevOps and CI for over seven years for an international NGO, a London Borough Council, Big Data and Mobile start-ups, a FinTech company, a Web design agency and the Home Office. Most recently, he was an Embedded DevOps engineer on the £350 million flagship Ministry of Justice Common Platform program and is now a Senior DevOps Engineer at HSBC working on a major automation program. A well-known figure on the London scene, Andrew is a regular speaker at conferences and Meetups.