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Continuous Delivery and DevOps – A Quickstart Guide - Second Edition by Paul Swartout

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Appendix B. Where Am I on the Evolutionary Scale?

It's sometimes difficult to ascertain where your business sits on the CD and DevOps evolutionary scale; however, some simple questions can help you get a rough idea. For example, in relation to your business:

  • Does it favor process over people?
    1. Process
    2. People
    3. We don't have any processes worth mentioning, so I suppose it's people
  • Do immoveable deadlines in project plans take precedence over delivering quality solutions incrementally?
    1. Yes, meeting deadlines is the only thing that matters
    2. We have flexibility to make small changes and replan to ensure that quality doesn't suffer
    3. We do whatever is needed to keep the customer happy
  • Are your projects run with fixed timescales, fixed resources, and fixed scope, ...

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