DevOps in a Regulated and Embedded Environment
Embedded environments greatly restrict the tools available for a DevOps pipeline. A regulated environment changes the processes a development team can use to deliver software. The combination results in a highly restricted environment that forces the team back to first principles, finding what can actually work. In this talk we'll consider the options, develop a set of helpful tools and discuss the challenges facing any team working on DevOps in unfavorable environments.
Together, we'll examine my experiences with a medical device company, where I built a DevOps pipeline for software controlling a heart pump. I would like to discuss the tools that worked as well as the principles that lead our team to success.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
- What's the Problem?
- Legal Concerns
- Building and Unit Testing
- Deployment and Testing
- Resource Needs and Team Size
- Git Flow and Agile Dev in a Regulated World
- Legal Concerns
- The Need to Integrate
- Tooling Support
- Even Better Tooling
- Expect, Lifesaver
- Non-existent Tooling
- Expect to Deploy
- Separation of Concerns
- Building a Framework
- Scalability and Resource Concerns
- Resource Needs and Pitfalls
- Resource Allocation
- Scaling for a Growing Team
- Full-Blown Resource Management
I hope to get across all of the following:
- Unavoidable challenges developing modern, agile software in a regulated and embedded environment
- A basic framework for delivering tested software in face of those challenges
- Pitfalls you're likely to encounter trying to implement the framework
- How to improve on the basic framework
Embedded Device Professionals, Developers working in a regulated industry, DevOps professionals
schedule Submitted 2 years ago
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