What Drives High-Performing Tech Companies?

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* no assumptions, just facts 

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What do we mean by

"High Performer"??

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Software delivery performance

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Metric
Lead Time from idea to production
Deployment Frequency how often you release
Mean Time to Recovery from problem to solution
Change Fail Rate % of changes with problems

Software delivery metrics

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High Performers in SW delivery

High Performers
Lead Time < 1 hour
Deployment Frequency Multiple times per day
Mean Time to Recovery  < 1 hour
Change Fail Rate 0 - 15%

Faster AND better quality!

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Why care?

SW Delivery Performance

  • Profitability
  • Market share
  • ROI
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Quality of services

Culture

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What is culture?

Change NOT what people think, but WHAT THEY DO

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CD practices, shown to statistically drive culture improvements

SW Delivery Performance

Culture

Business

Performance

Non-commercial Performance

CD Practices

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The Practices

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Version Control &&

Configuration Management

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RELIABLE

Test Automation

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Trunk-based Development

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Information Security

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Scaling efficiently

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It's all about Team Dynamics

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The Role of Software Architecture

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What you're building vs. how you're building it

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"only 2 features of architecture consistently correlate with high performance"

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  • Testable in isolation
  • Independently deployable

a.k.a. "Loosely coupled architectures"

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The Role of Architecture:

 

create a context where teams can perform

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Team Setup

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Conway's Law

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Technical Decisions

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Requirement Clarification

"Who's reponsible for this?"

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Inverse Conway Maneuver

Requirement Clarification

Technical Design

Responsibility

Technical Design

Responsibility

Requirement Clarification

Where do YOU stand?

Technical Practices

Architecture

Team Setup

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References / Further Reading

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Thanks for your attention!

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Victor Ionescu

msg systems, Technical Guidance Unit

What Drives High-Performing Tech Companies?

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