Pipeline Swarming

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Pipeline Swarming 2018-02-12T19:07:44+00:00


A fairy simple but important DevOps technique that should be briefly discussed is the idea of Pipeline swarming when the continuous delivery pipeline breaks. The swarming idea closely relates to the Andon culture where we stop the line when something goes wrong. The stop the production mentality where everyone swarms to fix any pipeline problem until it’s fixed. When there is a problem with the continuous delivery pipeline, the problem is swarmed and fixed, then the findings are integrated immediately into the process or product as they are discovered. A key here is to remember that when the pipeline breaks, we stop all work and swarm the pipeline, only after the pipeline is fixed do we re-start our other production work. Without Open communication, it becomes increasingly difficult for teams to swarm issues, fix incidents, and unblock the release pipeline faster.