About Chris Baynham-Hughes
Chris Baynham-Hughes is responsible for DevOps and the Redhat emerging technology stack in the UK for Atos UK&I. His background is in software delivery, business transformation, process re-engineering, practice management and business strategy. Chris works with clients to deliver solutions that not only transform delivery capability, but also set a sustained culture of relentless improvement.
When Chris is not undertaking adventures in DevOps Chris is usually found running and swimming around the mountains.
Articles posted by Chris Baynham-Hughes
DEVOPS: Don’t create the haystack
Technical environments are not easy to get right. Over the years I’ve seen relatively small shifts in the way environments are provisioned and configured, but one thing remained – they prove to be a constant source of issue on projects. I’m confident in saying I could go out to well over 90% of industry, ask them if they have problems with their…
DevOps: Get better by practice, not by accident
‘The more I practice, the luckier I get’* is a well-worn quote, but it’s well-worn for a reason. Chatting to one of the speakers at a conference recently, I was surprised to hear of the frequency they undertook a practice that they found hugely beneficial. Coming from the construction industry, the practice was essentially an Agile Sprint planning…
The Productivity Trap
Over the years, the continuing drive for cost saving, efficiency and profitability has resulted in many software development teams being stripped to the bone. The opportunity cost of this is the strangling of innovation, one consequence of this is what I refer to as ‘The Productivity Trap’. I think it is fair to say that many organisations have struggled to fully implement and adopt Agile techniques.…