We are seasoned software configuration managers (SCM) and we have experienced that SCM can be helpful in keeping various kinds of projects “under control”. You are DevOps people and would rather avoid having to do some of the “keeping under control” things so you could get some “real work” done instead.
There is an established body of theory, principles and practices for SCM, but maybe they need to be applied in different ways on DevOps projects. We have looked deeper into this and will present a number of SCM principles that could be helpful for DevOps projects and we will explain how they should be adapted to your DevOps context. We will share our personal experience with SCM in Agile and DevOps contexts as well as report from industrial (and academic) experience.
We look forward to a very interactive session with constrictive audience participation and a lot of feedback from DevOps practitioners.
Christian Pendleton, CEO at Praqma Sweden:
Christian has been working with configuration management since 1994. Since 2002, he nurtures a special interest for CM in agile methods and in the DevOps area. Christian is the CEO of the Swedish branch of Praqma, focusing on helping customers implementing a DevOps culture.
Lars Bendix, Associate Professor at Lund University:
His main research interest is software configuration management and how it can be used to support various software development processes and different contexts - and he teaches an academic course on software configuration management.