Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 89: The DevOps Toolchain

This morning on our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we had a great discussion with a panel of DevOps experts from across almost all aspects of the DevOps Toolchain to discuss… what else… the DevOps Toolchain!

Organizations practicing DevOps and Continuous Delivery quickly realize the value in “leaning-out” their toolchains and operations. However, they also find that “rigid” standardization can kill creativity and innovation. Our friends at DZONE helped bring us together in this panel to dive into some of the challenges and benefits involved in curating and maintaining a healthy DevOps toolchain.

During the podcast, we discussed:

  1. How mapping the value stream helps teams understand the way tools help them deliver value
  2. How a healthy toolchain helps to align people and teams
  3. How the right toolchain enables teams to adapt easily to new tools and architectures.
Prashant Mohan
Prashant Mohan
Prashant Mohan is Product Manager for SmartBear’s software testing tools. He has a passion for building and delivering quality software products to market.
Lee Atchison
Lee Atchison
Lee Atchison is the Senior Director, Strategic Architecture at New Relic, where he’s been working for six years as a Principal Engineer and Architect. Lee has 31 years of industry experience, including seven years at AWS and Lee is the author of the book “Architecting for Scale”, published by O’Reilly Media.
Ian Buchanan
Ian Buchanan
Ian Buchanan is a Developer Advocate at Atlassian, focused on DevOps and the application of Jira, Bitbucket, and Bamboo for better continuous integration and continuous delivery.
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Tom Smith is a research analyst and strategist with He shares information to help developers, engineers, and architects learn faster and be more successful.
Mark Miller
Mark Miller
Mark Miller is a Senior Storyteller and a serial community builder. He is currently the DevOps Evangelist at Sonatype and co-founder and executive producer of All Day DevOps, the world's largest DevOps Conference.
Ravi Gadhia
Ravi Gadhia
Ravi is currently a Senior Solutions Engineer at GitHub. When he's not working, he enjoys continuously training for the next LA marathon and spending time with his two boys.

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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcasts air monthly (and sometimes more!)

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Sam Fell

Sam Fell

Sam Fell is responsible for Product Marketing at Electric Cloud. He is a Dad, a DevOps enthusiast, a technology enthusiast, a “doing things right” enthusiast and an enthusiasm enthusiast.
Sam Fell

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