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Session Name: Codified Manifestation of an Agile Release Train - Enabling CI/CD for Highly Regulated Environments

In DevOps the definition of awesome is “you build it, you run it”, unfortunately this is not always possible. In such cases we want to minimize any resulting barriers between development and operations. DevOps principles, tools and technologies can be applied to do just that. Highly Regulated / Restricted Environments (HRE) pose particular challenges to a DevOps way of working. HRE environments have features such as air gapped systems, heightened access controls, strict segregation of duties and separation of concerns, restrictions around the sharing of system artifacts and content. This session will cover how DevOps principles and tools (GitHub, Jenkins, Artifactory) were applied to create a codified manifestation of an Agile Release train, facilitating the development, testing (Continuous Integration) and deployment (Continuous Delivery) of the work output from 50+ component development squads to multiple Cloud based HRE environments. These deployments are done in a manner compliant with all the varying regulatory, legal, security and regional requirements.

The codified Release Train permits teams to deploy faster and more often facilitating automated testing, fast failure, amplified feedback loops, secure deployments, enhanced credential management, change management workflows, improved error logs & reporting and audit trails. In addition, it boosted the efficiency of the component squads by making work visible and facilitating a culture of experimentation.


Speaker Bio:

Tom currently a Distinguished Engineer working in a DevOps enablement role in the Innovation and Automation group in DXC Technology. He has experience of a variety of sectors including factory automation, supply chain & logistics, lecturing, eLearning & training and finance where he has performed a variety of roles from software development to technical management. Currently Tom is helping teams in DXC to transform how they work to a DevOps model in support of product aligned value streams. Tom has helped incorporate the learnings from these coaching engagements in to DXC’s DevOps & Product Engineering Dojos thus facilitating the scaled adaption of the associated culture, practices and tools across DXC.