Building large-scale software and cyber-physical systems are one of the most complex and challenging endeavors in the industry today. There are some emerging practices from industries like Automotive-, MedTec and Finance which approach this complexity in different manners.

Moving value through the enterprise with the continuous delivery pipeline!

Together with the rise of agile development methods, the need of faster delivery has been even more increased. With this need, DevOps and its implementation with the continuous delivery pipeline comes into place.

Peter Pedross, PEDCO’s CEO & founder will outline some of these aspects and discuss its pro’s and con’s and how it is applied in scaled agility such as for example in SAFe.
-> Join us at the workshop number 4 on November 14th (11:11 – 12:30) or at our booth in the exhibition hall

DevOps is a mindset, a culture, and a set of technical practices. It provides communication, integration, automation, and close cooperation among all the people needed to plan, develop, test, deploy, release, and maintain a Solution. It is part of the DevOps and Release on Demand competency of the Lean Enterprise.

DevOps is a combination of two words, development and operations. Without a DevOps approach, there’s often significant tension between those who create new features and those who maintain the stability of the production environment. The development team is measured on the business value they deliver to end users, while IT service management is measured on the health and stability of the production environment. When each group has seemingly opposing business objectives, delivery inefficiency and organizational friction may rule the day.

But DevOps ends the silo approach, providing an enterprise with the ability to develop, deploy, and release small batches of functionality to the business or customer in a flow process called the continuous delivery pipeline. DevOps is integral to every Value Stream, and, by definition, is integral to SAFe. It includes not just development and operations but everyone needed to release value, such as security, compliance, audit, and others.

“Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production, while achieving world-class stability, reliability, availability, and security.

—The DevOps Handbook

Many concepts and principles—systems thinking, small batch sizes, short iterations, fast feedback, and more—directly support DevOps principles. In addition, the practices of Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and Release on Demand (RoD) directly support this business need.

The goal is simple: Deliver value whenever there is business demand.


Peter Pedross, CEO - PEDCO AG

Peter Pedross, CEO & Founder

  • Certified in SAFe, DAD, EFQA, CMMI, PMI.
  • Studied Software Engineering, Finance and Management Psychology
  • World-wide responsible for lifecycles, processes, methods and tools at a leading Swiss financial institute
  • Several publications and lectures since 1995 in USA, Japan and Europe.
  • Encountered first experience with Agile in 1999 (XP)
  • President of the board for computer science at the Swiss Association of Quality and member of the board of directors.