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Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 — DevOps Expert

The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools V4 Category Highlight: Planning/Issue Tracking + Configuration Automation


Version 4 of the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools is in development! Your votes determine what tools will be represented. If you love Planning/Issue Tracking and Configuration Automation tools, you're about to learn more about the important role these tools play in the DevOps space in today's #XLPeriodicTable category highlight.

Planning/Issue Tracking

A new category for Version 4 of the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools is Planning/Issue Tracking. Planning tools consist of your agile planning and project management tools that you use before any code is even imagined. These tools are used by product and project management teams and allow for creating your stories, epics, and tasks that will then drive development and the Continuous Integration process. Grouped with Planning is Issue Tracking.  Issue Tracking tools include ITSM ticketing systems that will track tickets throughout the entire software delivery process. Planning and Issue Tracking tools help organization stay organized and track activities from creation to product. Up until recently, many believed that DevOps began with Continuous Integration, but value stream management requires needing to know what happens in every phase of delivery, including the planning phase. Vote for your favorite tools used to plan and track your activities during the software lifecycle.

Configuration Automation

This Configuration Automation category of the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools includes tools that provide organizations with the ability to configure repeatable steps for their applications so that they don’t have to be built from scratch every time. Deploy infrastructure, deploy application, apply config to it, voila! Configuration management is a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of an application and its infrastructure throughout its life. This is one of the staple categories since the introduction of the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools. Vote for your favorite now!!!


Vote Now!

Vote here for your favorite Planning/Issue Tracking and Configuration Automation tools to be included in version 4 of the Periodic Table of DevOps Tools! (Voting for ALL categories is open, by the way.) We have 10,000+ votes already across all categories, and now it's YOUR turn to have a say. Here's how it works:

  • Go to the voting page
  • Select a category
  • Vote and rank your favorite tools
  • Optional: After casting your votes, you can also enter to win great XebiaLabs’ Periodic Table of DevOps Tools swag!

Note: Voting closes on April 20!

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