Thierry de Pauw
Continuous Delivery advocate
Thierry is Engineering Lead at the fintech startup PaxFamilia.On the side, he founded ThinkingLabs where he advises organisations in the adoption of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.Thierry is a lean software engineer, CI/CD advocate and jack-of-all-trades with a passion to help teams create meaningful software, having a keen eye for code quality and the software delivery process, from customer interaction to continuous delivery. Instead of balancing quality & delivery, he believes and practices that better quality is actually a way to more and better deliveries.In 2019 Thierry organised the CITCON – Continuous Integration and Testing unconference in Ghent, Belgium.
15 teams, 1 monolith and 4 months to achieve Continuous Delivery
15 teams, 1 shared monolith, 1 release every 6 months, and product demand for 1 release every 2 weeks. How do you know where to start with Continuous Delivery, when you’re surrounded by technology and organisational challenges?
This is the journey of 15 teams and their 1 shared monolith, at a federal Belgian agency. They increased their throughput from bi-annual releases to fortnightly releases in under 4 months, achieving a state of Continuous Delivery.
I’ll cover how we used the Improvement Kata, Value Stream Mapping, and the Theory Of Constraints to choose which changes to apply first, and kickstart the organisational changes we needed to improve quality and drive down lead times.
If you thought Continuous Delivery was just for the happy few having trendy microservices, think again!