Agile + DevOps East 2023 Concurrent Session : Hours to Minutes: Lessons Learned from Building an Automated CI/CD Pipeline


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Hours to Minutes: Lessons Learned from Building an Automated CI/CD Pipeline

To get to production in today’s software world, how many manual steps are you required to do, and how long does it typically take your team? Too often, the answers to these questions are "several, and at least 4 hours, if not more." It doesn't have to be this way. Learning how to automate key bottlenecks within your CI/CD pipeline will save your organization valuable resources and your developers their sanity. In this talk, James Chatmas will walk through the deployment processes he helped put in place along his career and the decisions that were made each step of the way. This talk will dissect the mistakes he made, how he went about building trust in the process, and the benefits. In this talk, attendees will learn how to identify problem areas and steps to overcome them, how to identify pipeline bottlenecks that can be automated, and how to agree on goals and KPI metrics.

Octupus Deploy

James Chatmas holds the position of Principal Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy. His journey with the company began as a Senior Solutions Architect, and he has now been at the company for four years. With over 12 years of experience in the DevOps industry, James has honed his expertise in various aspects of software delivery and deployment. As the Principal Solutions Architect, James plays a pivotal role in optimizing CI/CD pipelines for Octopus Deploy's diverse range of customers, spanning from small businesses to large enterprises. His primary objective is to ensure that these customers achieve remarkable success in their continuous delivery efforts by harnessing the power of Octopus Deploy. By leveraging his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience, James offers invaluable guidance and support to organizations as they navigate the intricacies of their software deployment processes.