Check-mate: the infinity of (check)lists

Another day, another interesting discussion, another topic for a blog post: the operations procedures (aka handbooks) in agile environment - should we bother writing anything down? If so, what for? The Context Imagine a DevOps team that works on operations for several actively developed, interconnected applications: work happens in several streams that may be parallel there are many test environments, continuously (or close to) integrated, and environment list is not set in stone -> new ones are being created, existing ones are being decomissioned applications are developed by several teams in more than 1 location DevOps team is co-located,…

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Short story about the Inventory (no more rhymes though)

Some people are quite messy by nature - in many cases it’s because they don’t give a … care. In some because they’re overconfident (they believe they are more organized than they actually are) and sometimes it’s a nothing more than an old, crude lack of time to keep things more tidy. Sadly, everything has its limits and human mind can’t keep things under control when: the sheer number of them grows too much they are so inter-connected and inter-dependent that any single item gets untraceable there are many sources…

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