Case Studies, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, DevSec

Building technical and organizational confidence through automated deployments

In the course of the Delivery of Things World 2018 Mieke Deene, Project Manager Deployment Automation at UWV, showcased the experiences “Building technical and organizational confidence through automated deployments”.

UWV is a Dutch government agency responsible for the collection and payment of social security for all employees and for helping unemployed people (back) to work. As it is spending taxpayer money on critical social benefits, UWV is subject to intense public scrutiny. Delivering mission-critical software without failure is one of the core themes, especially since every unavailability of their applications generates lots of negative publicity.

The three main KPI’s are

  • Availability
  • Stability
  • And performance.

When you want to implement DevOps, you will have some challenges. When you are a government agency that wants to implement DevOps, you will have some extra challenges. This presentation from Mieke Deene is about the journey and how we managed the extra challenges. It will give advice about how to pave the way for DevOps in a risk averse government agency.

The entire presentation can be viewed here:

About UWV:

UWV is a Dutch government agency responsible for the collection and payment of social security for all employees and for helping unemployed people (back) to work. Find more info: www.uwv.nl

About Delivery of Things World:

Delivery of Things World is the enterprise software development event designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized for developers, by developers from the industry. More than 200 senior software developers and DevOps experts from Europe’s leading companies unveil their journey to Continuous Delivery and microservices, share their experience, provide insights into best practices and tooling strategies and discuss the main challenges that businesses are experiencing when adopting and scaling DevOps at an enterprise level.

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