Metrics Based Process Mapping (mbpm)

How to Visualize, Measure and Optimize Your Processes

If you are familiar with Value Stream Mapping (vsm) then you know its a macro-level map of the end to end delivery flow of a particular service or product from the beginning until it reaches a customer.  Metric Based Process Mapping (mbpm) on the other hand is a more detailed or micro-level view of how some of the stages or single processes of a vsm deliver value.

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Four Principles for Building a Culture of Automation

This article was originally posted on enterpriseai.news.

It’s estimated that 75 percent of an IT professional’s time is spent “keeping the lights on” with the remaining 25 percent focused on innovation that moves their businesses forward. Everyone should want to flip those percentages. After all, both executives and developers want the same thing: to drive innovation that helps improve the bottom line.

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You’ve got Virtual Machines in my Container Platform!: An argument for running VM’s in Kubernetes

This post was originally published on https://dev.to/tylerauerbeck.

Traditionally there have been very clear battle lines drawn for application and infrastructure deployment. When you need to run a Virtual Machine, you run it on your virtualization platform (Openstack, VMWare, etc.) and when you need to run a container workload, you run it on your container platform (Kubernetes). But when you’re deploying your application, do you really care where it runs? Or do you just care that it runs somewhere?

This is where I entered this discussion and I quickly realized that in most cases, I really didn’t care. What I knew was that I needed to have the things I required to build my application or run my training. I also knew that if I could avoid having to manage multiple sets of automation — that would be an even bigger benefit. So if I could have both running within a single platform, I was absolutely on board to give it a shot.

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Open Policy Agent, Part I — The Introduction

Recently I was looking for a way to implement access control for microservices. I needed a solution that would allow defining complex authorization rules that could be enforced across many services. After searching the web, I discovered a very promising Open Policy Agent project that seems to be the right tool for the job. In this series of three blog posts, I am going to introduce Open Policy Agent to you and highlight how it can help you.

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