Agile + DevOps East 2021 Concurrent Session : 4 Maps of DevOps


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

4 Maps of DevOps

Although DevOps practices deliver incredible benefits to organizations looking to improve their software delivery practices, the larger positive impact of DevOps to delivering value is often harder to realize. A set of practices we’ve found to help organizations is something we call the 4 Maps of DevOps. Fitting nicely in between the 3 ways and 5 ideals, the 4 maps consist of Outcome Mapping, Value Stream Mapping, Dependency Mapping, and Capability Mapping. They help you create a powerful roadmap that is outcomes-focused and targeted at the most important problems. The four maps flow into each other, each adding value to the next to help you create an understanding of where to head next. Through this talk, I’ll walk through the benefits these maps produce, how they relate to one another, and the problems you can target with them. I’ll go through some real-life examples of using these maps to help organizations. This talk is for anybody who is struggling to work out where to start or where to go next with their adoption of DevOps.


Peter Maddison is passionate about transforming organizations by discovering new ways to align around delivering value to their customers. He is a technologist who has worked in various disciplines, from architecture to program management to senior leadership, in running a platform engineering department. He brings a broad knowledge to strategic execution, focusing on how people and processes interact with technology. Presently, Peter spends his time helping organizations create clarity and purpose as an expert coach and consultant.