The global DevOps community exists to explore the concepts of process and management in a digital world. For many people, this immediately causes thoughts of automation, deployments, virtualization, source control systems, and monitoring. For others, DevOps is reminiscent of the factory processes the digital world has blurred. It becomes a conversation of workflow management, bottlenecks, team interdependence, and being able to accurately plot states of a project. DevOps is an important topic but its mysteries have not been systematically understood, quantified or shared within the Drupal community.
In the spirit of the drupal.org working groups, we are opening a feedback stage to the broader community regarding the formation of a DevOps type of working group. As a community, we do not have a concise resource for DevOps as it relates to development, management, and culture. It is the desire of this group to provide a concise resource for anyone that works with Drupal to understand how DevOps can help them.
Our goal is to begin the conversation and build momentum for a meeting at DrupalCon Austin. In addition to seeking initial feedback, we have three areas of initial focus to facilitate the conversation.
AGGREGATE – Glean available DevOps options available for Drupal.
DISAMBIGUATE – Decompose jargon into a controlled vocabulary.
COMMUNICATE – Form transparent conversations and documentation.
Unlike other drupal.org working groups, drupal.org is not the explicit focus of this effort. The deliverables of this group would be a set of materials that could be generically applied as components of any technological effort that involves Drupal.
Tagline?: Provide guidance for any person working on a project to deliver value.