(A talk given at PIPELINE Conference – March 2017 – Merge Hells!! Feature Toggles to the rescue – https://pipelineconf.info/2017-event/speakers/)

“Introducing Continuous Delivery practices to a team in trouble can be daunting. Where do you start ? What do you do first ? Which battle do you pick first ?

I’ll share my experience of guiding a team to achieve a higher degree of delivery maturity. This is a journey from a troublesome, struggling start of chaotic manual deployments, merge hell, regular production roll backs and lost code, to deliver a single commit to trunk automatically and reliably, under an hour, many times a day.

I’ll introduce the few simple practices that I’ve used successfully again and again, to introduce CD practices such as monitoring, build automation and test automation gradually, instead of going all in at first.

I’ll also show you how we leveraged the good practices that already existed in the team. Learn how each simple practice improves your team just a little bit more.

You’ll start to see that it isn’t daunting at all, and start delivering with joy.

You’ll find this useful if you are attempting to introduce Continuous Delivery practices, to a team or an organisation and finding it just a bit difficult. You’ll walk away with at least one improvement you can implement tomorrow.”

Leena is Head of Engineering @ Multunus, Bangalore with 15+ years experience in the industry. A Pragmatic & Passionate Programmer, Lean Thinker, Extreme Programming Evangelist, hooked into Continuous Delivery and a mother of two Lovely Angels.