DevOps Transformation in Microsoft – Case Study

Microsoft has embarked on its DevOps journey more than 8 years ago, when it started modeling a new set of engineering tools and practices called One Engineering System (1ES), fully based on their own platforms – Azure DevOps (ex Visual Studio Team Services - VSTS) and Azure. Since then, multiple product development teams have gone through a massive transition in terms of how they organize their work and deal with infrastructure, tools and processes.

This session tells the story of the transformation of 70+ teams with more than 800 people that develop Azure DevOps, both Service and Server (ex Team Foundation Server – TFS). These teams have been previously producing the monolithic 3-tier on premises TFS environment every couple of years. Nowadays, they moved to the cloud cadence and deliver daily updates to Azure DevOps Services, their global scale, always available, cloud SaaS service made up of dozens of micro-services. At the same time, they deliver the same capabilities on premises every couple of months.

Join us to learn how Microsoft’s teams transitioned from an inert waterfall to a highly performing agile organization, whereby drastically changing the way how they develop, test, deploy and monitor their products. We will explain how they manage large agile distributed product development, how they improved their development process by switching to GIT, how they changed their approach to testing and quality control and managed to take full control over their technical debt.

Bosnia Agile Day 2019, October 2019, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Infobip Dev Days 2019, Croatia
Agile Serbia 2019

Ana Roje Ivančić

Agile and DevOps Consultant, Professional Scrum Trainer, Microsoft MVP

Split, Croatia

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