The AWS and Thoughtworks difference
Thoughtworks combines well-vetted strategies for best practice in CI/CD and a thin slice approach to break down infrastructure revitalization and developer culture transformation projects into manageable phases of work. This enables our DevOps clients to make tremendous changes to the way their architecture is set up, analyzed, and developed while remaining adaptive to insights, opportunities, or problems that might be uncovered during the process of evolving client processes and architecture. Ultimately, Thoughtworks empowers our clients to confidently manage developers across multiple teams working in concert while maintaining operational best practices, security, agility and an efficient CI/CD development cycle.
Often the most effective way to actualize this is through the use of AWS services that simplify provisioning infrastructure, automating software release processes, and monitoring for tracking performance and identifying opportunities for improvement. In some cases, a hybrid approach is called for whereby AWS services and other third party solutions are applied together in order to provide for a more seamless transition as systems evolve or to work around legacy constraints. The AWS suite adapts well to these situations and allows for a graduated and flexible transition to the AWS cloud that can move at the pace called for by business needs.
For any DevOps transformation to create sustainable improvements, changes in tooling and process must be matched by growth in a strong DevOps culture within the client company’s developer community. Thoughtworks is uniquely positioned to provide for this need as a consultancy with strong experience in enablement, continued education, and curriculum development. Thoughtworks teams work to understand the current client developer culture and work together with account leadership to identify opportunities to share insight, run internal trainings, and workshop new strategies and ways of working while maintaining momentum in development.