published on 21 November 2014

In today's installment of Conversations with Puppet Labs, Gareth Rushgrove shares how his team consolidated hundreds of separately hosted, separately created sites into a single website for the UK government.

If the task sounds daunting, it is ... But Gareth says his team wasn't attempting the impossible. Instead, they simply needed to focus on making lots of incremental improvements over time.

They created small, multidisciplinary teams, allowing them to make decisions quickly and deliver software on a daily basis. 

Gareth says his team used Puppet to simplify their work and focus on the bigger things they wanted to do: "Automation allowed us to move onto the next problem with confidence that what we'd done would work."

Listen to the podcast, and let us know what you think. And if you have a story about making positive changes on your ops team, we'd love to hear it. Email [email protected].

Theme music: "Smirking" by BenSoundBeats

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