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CI/CD Readiness Assessment

Not sure if a DevOps approach is right for you?  Our team can help review your existing methods, processes, and technology to determine the gaps between siloed development and operations teams, missing tools, and changes to processes that need to occur to make your business CI/CD ready.  SPK and Associates have varied assessment packages that ultimately help determine the right tools and implementation plan to help your teams accelerate software releases faster than ever before.

Do I really need DevOps? Ask an Expert and we can help you determine the right path!

Our DevOps Experience

Medtronic & PTC Codebeamer Case Study

Medtronic & PTC Codebeamer Case Study

The Neuromodulation department of Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology. Recently, they implemented codeBeamer ALM to overcome issues. These were issues that their previous software ecosystem wasn’t able to efficiently address. The organization aimed to...

Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

In October 2022, I wrote a blog post entitled “Scaling Jenkins for the Enterprise”.  Within it, I described the “Islands of Jenkins” problem organizations face. Essentially, this problem stems from companies using an open-source Jenkins installation for each team, but...

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Before we begin to talk in detail about this topic, we should clarify some definitions first.  The first term comes from the DevOps movement where IT Operations staff use the concept of revision history/version control by using the concept of infrastructure as code. ...

What makes SPK and Associates different?

Customer Loyalty

On average, clients work with SPK and Associates for 8+ years

Regulated Industries

20+ Years of experience with medical device, aerospace, automotive and other regulated industries

Hardware + Software

Uniquely positioned with years of understanding of both hardware and software product development

SPK’s Approach to DevOps

Our experts have worked with automation and software release systems for years, and were leaders in DevOps tool implementations with many of our clients.  Our experts will work side-by-side with your engineers to ensure that not only are the tools implemented correctly, but we help train, coordinate and apply improvements to your software release systems for the future.  Our goal is to help build the system for your future.

To achieve this, our engagements will normally include at least 3 stages (although all engagements are unique to some extent).  These stages are: 

  1. Discovery and Planning
  2. Installation and Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  3. Integration and Finalization
  4. Training and/or Managed Services

Discovery and Planning

Our team will work with you to create a DevOps roadmap based upon feedback from your team, stakeholders, and others.  This phase includes a review of existing and potential tools.  The roadmap that is created will consist of desired outcomes and helping to identify the metrics along the way.

Pilot Program (MVP)

Using existing tools, or trials of potentially new tools, our team will help integrate your business, technical and platform needs into a simple pilot program or minimum viable product (MVP) for testing.  This program is meant to learn from.  This learning helps drive the rest of the engagement.

DevOps Implementation

In this phase, we accelerated our learning to perform a successful DevOps implementation with analysis, design, coding, and automated deployment can reduce manual steps, minimize the impact of human error, and create time for more innovation.  This involves integration of other tools, and creating a final pipeline that is scalable and repeatable.

Training and/or Managed Services

Not only can our team help build your CI/CD pipeline and train you how to manage it moving forward, but we can also help be the bridge for your longer term DevOps strategy by providing on-going managed services in the DevOps release pipeline.  Learn more.

Cloud Infrastructure Enables DevOps

Because DevOps strategy revolves around people, processese and tools, our teams look to our AWS and Azure experience as a foundation of a new way of working for IT Operations and development teams.  In order to form a way to quickly deploy new code, but provide the flexibility of recovery, we believe that cloud technologies are the key component to help solve common challenges such as manual deployments, delays from coding to production, and the lack of communication with all involved.

Combining AWS and Azure for Optimal Cloud Performance

Contact a DevOps Expert

Do you want to have 200x faster deployments?  Do you want to have your deployments go from 10 days to 10 minutes?  Our team can help.  These are real life outcomes that we get for our clients.  Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Readiness.

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What our clients say

Their talent is top notch and augments and deepens our engineering capabilities in technical areas where we lack expertise and cannot add dedicated personnel. 

Ramanan P.

Leading Medical Device Manu.

Working with SPK feels like working with co-workers in my company, not like interacting with a typical technical support vendor. SPK staff are responsive and partner with me.

Jay DiToro


The personalized attention and detailed communication we receive working with SPK and Associates is pretty special. The accessibility of SPK team members is impressive...

Evan B.

Leading Medical Device Manu.