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Christopher Little
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
35 years IT Industry

Christopher Little is a Research Director in the IT Operations Management group in Gartner Research. Mr. Little focuses on automation tools and technologies in support of DevOps practices. Read Full Bio

The coming disruptions of the application release DevOps markets.

by Christopher Little  |  July 3, 2019

It started with Dev-ended vendors shifting right into Ops and Ops-ended vendors shifting leftward towards Dev — want dashboards of the “DORA four” metrics, anyone? — but now it’s a free-for-all.  Recent acquisitions highlight the awareness in the market that it’s the overall toolchain, the system level of the thing, that matters to end users […]

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DevOps June 2019

by Christopher Little  |  June 19, 2019

Some of this blog post was originally scheduled for late last year but didn’t publish.  I’ve taken that content and added to it — I think you’ll find it all relevant. The first note up is on a topic that has long been a topic of client inquiries: the relationship between DevOps and mainframes.  This […]

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DevOps May 2019

by Christopher Little  |  May 20, 2019

So May brings us some good research for for folks in the Devops agenda or key initiative. Two of note with links (and library manager links for clients):   End-to-End Accountability for Business Outcomes Add to Library Adopt an Iterative Approach to Drive DevOps Success in Large Organizations Add to Library Enjoy!  

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DevOps – April 2019

by Christopher Little  |  April 9, 2019

April brings some great new research in the DevOps agenda. Up first is a very important new note for Gartner’s DevOps research. How to Scale DevOps by Building Platform Teams Enterprises that achieve initial success with DevOps initiatives often struggle to scale their efforts. I&O leaders should dedicate teams to operating shared self-service platforms that […]

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DevOps Research to Date

by Christopher Little  |  March 6, 2019

I thought folks might find this handy: it’s an assembled list of the current research in the DevOps agenda to date. All entries (should) have link to the respective research (only client seat holders will have access to the research write-up). DOCUMENT TITLE PUBLISHED DATE DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION How DevOps Can Deliver Continual Customer Value Faster […]

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DevOps Mar 2019

by Christopher Little  |  March 1, 2019

March brings us some new research which I’ve been anticipating for awhile. NB: Not all of the notes below are published as of this blog post. The first one I’d like to introduce is about bringing DevOps understanding to the c-suite through a planned innovation narrative from IT. This research proposes new DevOps initiatives to […]

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DevOps Feb 2019

by Christopher Little  |  February 7, 2019

February is a great month for research.  The 2019 Primer for DevOps is out now and I recommend it as an overview for the year.  (And I have decided the debate, for myself at least, whether it’s Prime-err or Prim-er that it is Prim-er. Prime-err is what you use for a base coat when painting.)  Link […]

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Jan 2019 – DevOps Agenda

by Christopher Little  |  January 9, 2019

Greetings  2019! Here we are in the new year and the 2019 plan looks very exciting for Gartner’s DevOps agenda. The 2019 DevOps Primer will be out in a bit (scheduled for early February and on track) with many more insights and details about what’s to come and why.  In short, we will see research on […]

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December 2018 – DevOps Agenda

by Christopher Little  |  December 4, 2018

Hello again, We’re now into our busy conference season and IOCS is the first week of December.  As I’m writing this, that will be next week. I’ll be presenting a couple of new decks that are based on research we’ve done and published this year. First one is about managing your DevOps toolchain.  In this […]

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October 2018 – DevOps Research

by Christopher Little  |  October 19, 2018

October brings some great new research into the DevOps Agenda! I’m starting with this new note listed below. This one I think will end up being an important reference note for clients both new and old. It evaluates existing DevOps research notes by three categories: culture, practice, and technology. It is intended to be a curated overview of […]

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