DevOps in Action: How Nedbank went from quarterly to weekly releases in no time!
As part of Nedbank's nWoW initiative we also started implementing DevOps practices within product teams; breaking down cultural biases, redefining new processes and standardizing on our DevOps toolchain. Today, months later we’re successfully doing production releases on a weekly basis, fully automated.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
A couple of months ago Nedbank started a new initiative called nWoW (new Ways of Working). Taking inspiration from the Spotify model we created a number of squads (product teams) responsible for landing new features on the Nedbank Money App platform. Both the GT DevOps toolchain and DFL DevOps teams joined forces to create an enterprise grade CI/CD pipeline by injecting DevOps engineers into the squads and automating the deployment pipeline. To date we’ve done over 600 deployments (per squad) and we just introduced weekly production releases! We’ve started to shift-left our performance testing, putting a bigger emphasis on TDD and finding defects earlier in the lifecycle. In a nutshell our quality has improved dramatically.
Come and listen to our story, the lessons we’ve learned and the journey we took over the last couple of months. We continue to optimize our delivery value chain, but we’re on a new trajectory and the future is exciting!
See how DevOps can help accelerate innovation, improve quality and reduce overall cost.
engineers, managers, developers, executives