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Continuous Integration for the Enterprise: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

As organizations adopt continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) into their software practives, it often stops at building artifacts and running test suites. In the typical enterprise, there are many mory processes surrounding a software release such as change management and product management sign-off. Integrating these buisness processes into CI/CD pipelines allows software teams to spend more time delivering value to customers and less time filling out paperwork.

In this session, you will follow a software development team in Red Hat IT as they journeyed to fully integrate business processes into their CI/CD pipeline.

You will learn how to:
* Integrate code quality checks into your pipeline
* Automate project management processes
* Adapt change management processes to more frequent software releases
* Use a single pipeline to follow code from initial commit to production

What can I expect to learn?

As organizations look to automate their software delivery lifecycle, business processes like can often get left out. This leads to additional manual processes that are error-prone or overlooked. What if you treated things like product management sign-off or change management just like you would a testing suite?

This session will show you how a software delivery team was able to deliver software fast while not sacrificing compliance with enterprise standards and requirements. While pipeline code changes are easy, this session will also describe some of the business processes that had to change to support this.

Wednesday, May 1, 5:10pm-5:50pm (11:10pm - 11:50pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Red Hat, Senior Software Applications Engineer
Patrick Easters is a software applications engineer at Red Hat, working on the systems powering Red Hat Subscription Management. He has a passion for automation, building resilient systems, and helping teams deploy software more efficiently. When he's not busy automating things, he's probably building something in his garage, making his house too smart, or stepping on Cheerios dropped by his... FULL PROFILE