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Peter Jobst, DevOps Consultant and Author
05/09/2016, 02:35pm

One of the things I love about DevOps is that efficiency stems from order and method. Every type of work we do falls into one of five categories, which can also be called the 5S method.

5S is one of those practices that, when applied to IT, can dramatically increase productivity by ordering like systems together.

The first S stands for ‘Seiri’ in Japanese and ‘Sorting’ in English. The principle is simple – sort your IT work into categories such as:

        Maintenance – Create a monthly schedule for system upkeep and tasks...

Peter Jobst, DevOps Consultant and Author
04/07/2016, 03:45pm

"A penny earned is a penny saved"

Benjamin Franklin

 

As I sat here writing this article, I wondered if the action was an exercise in Muda. As a DevOps productivity expert, I am always concerned about how to reduce waste and become more efficient. In this instance, sharing this information with the community is vital.  Muda can be a challenging...

Peter Jobst, DevOps Consultant and Author
01/08/2016, 02:48pm

When most people first hear about DevOps, they think about production of a product. The concept of DevOps originated from Toyota, as system to make their physical production lines more efficient. When adapted and applied to the IT world, DevOps can offer a new fluidity and flexibility that can be a game changer for businesses.

One concept is known as Kaizen, in Japanese literally translates to Kai = Change and Zen = Good. The guiding principles of Kaizen are that good processes bring good results; and with continuous, small changes comes consistent growth...

Peter Jobst, DevOps Consultant and Author
12/02/2015, 02:58pm

There’s a lot of talk these days about the ‘new concept’ of DevOps. When applied to IT, in particular, it can be a remarkable way to revolutionize your business. DevOps is a new way of thinking – it’s a method of planning, managing and executing workflow in the most efficient way possible.

In the past, I’ve seen that businesses fall into one of two distinct mindsets when it comes to IT. One includes IT as a valuable resource, and the other counts IT as a necessary expense. The...

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