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CIPS INTERVIEWS: Joanne Molesky, Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks



Joanne Molesky, Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Joanne Molesky.

Joanne MoleskyJoanne is the global practice lead for Continuous Delivery at ThoughtWorks, a company that is devoted to the art and science of delivering custom software. Joanne's professional passion is for finding practical ways to implement processes in IT that provide enough control to give visibility and transparency into what is happening without bogging teams down in unnecessary activities that waste resources. She has worked many years in the trenches of IT — as a business analyst, technical writer, quality assurance analyst and a GRC analyst. Before her career in IT, she was a registered dietitian, where she learned the importance of standards, process, control and professionalism when lives were on the line. Her certifications include COBIT, ITIL, CRISC and CISA.

To listen to the interview, click on this MP3 file link

The latest blog on the interview can be found in the IT Managers Connection (IMC) forum where you can provide your comments in an interactive dialogue.




Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

:00:30:   What has changed in technology use over the past 5 years that calls for organizations and professional bodies to rethink IT risk management, processes and controls?
"....We need to fall back on the principles and concepts of applying control for IT (the transparency, visibility of what's happening), by applying appropriate access and authorization, approvals, monitoring the reporting reviews etc. to match the technology that you're using today...."

:07:16:   What are Continuous Delivery and DevOps? Why should we care?
"....Continuous Delivery is basically an approach in delivering solutions that reduces the risk time of delivering what you call incremental changes to users....The business makes the decision about its release and it's not business waiting for IT anymore....One of the things it's heavily reliant on to make it successful is DevOps (that's development plus operations). It's the culture of collaboration sharing, but is also commonly referred to as the skills needed to do the automation and develop the deployment pipeline...."

:15:00:   What are common practices that prevent organizations from getting value delivery in software and technology?
"....I'm going to try to break it down into the people, process and tools concept. I'll give you the major ones that we see that commonly prevent organizations from moving forward...."

:35:26:   Can you summarize how we can evolve IT processes and controls so that we can deliver better value in the use of technology?
"....We need to look at processes from an end-to-end product delivery perspective....Flexibility — allow different paths based on the amount of risk involved, don't look at it as 'one size fits all'...."

:41:55:   Joanne talks about how an organization can get started in Continuous Development and DevOps.

:46:47:   Do you feel computing should be a recognized profession on par with accounting, m