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DevOptics changelog

March 2019

Installation prerequisites

The DevOptics plugins now require Jenkins 2.107.3. Any earlier versions of Jenkins can no longer be used with the DevOptics plugins.

February 2019

Gate Waste Insights

Immediately visualize waste and low performance in a value stream by viewing the new gate waste insights. See the five gates with the highest total failure times and the five gates with the highest total lead times during the selected time period.

February 2019

New Performance Metrics

Three new performance metrics are available at the gate level:

  • Mean queue time - Shows the amount of time commits spent in the queue before the job started running.

  • Mean processing time - Shows the amount of time it takes from when a job starts to when it completes successfully.

  • Mean idle time - Shows the amount of time a successful commit spends in a gate after it is processed and before it is picked up by a downstream gate.

February 2019

You can use metrics trends to analyze the impact of changes and initiatives that you made in your processes. You can track metrics trends over the last 1, 2, 7, 14, 30, or 90 days.

February 2019

Easier creation of unconnected gates or sub-streams

The method for creating an unconnected gate or sub-stream has been improved. Now you can click the plus (+) sign below the name of the phase in which you want to add an unconnected gate. Then, you can create new gates downstream and upstream and model independent gates and sub-streams.

February 2019

Drill in to unticketed commits

For each gate in a value stream, you can see which runs have commits without associated tickets and drill in to see the details of the unticketed commits.

January 2019

Value Stream Artifact Tracking

Users can now define/declare artifacts “produced” or “consumed” by a gate or job in a value stream, which allows users to track value through the value stream.

Fingerprinting is no longer required.

December 2018

CD Platform Analysis per Master - Filtering

Users can now get more granular insight into platform activity and performance related to specific masters, can better understand the dependencies between masters, as well as group and structure masters based on teams.

DevOptics allows the user(s) to filter CD Platform Monitoring metrics by one or multiple masters - showing only specific master or a group of masters that are of interest or relevant to the user(s).

December 2018

Value Stream Mapping - Microservices

Map software delivery process of loosely coupled microservices as separated streams as part of a holistic value stream. That enables you to visualize all services and components in one value stream to get a complete view of the software delivery process related to the delivery of a large complex applications.

December 2018

Improvements to Value Stream Editor

Improvements to the Value Stream editor to make it easier and more intuitive to successfully model and manage a value stream. The Value Stream Editor has been improved to make it easier to use and more flexible.

Enhancements to UX and UI as part of the value stream editor include:

  • Ability to delete connection between gates

  • Easier and more intuitive way to rename and delete gates

  • Improvements to make it simpler and faster to connect gates

  • Ability to delete empty phases

When creating a new value stream users are presented with a default value stream to make it easier to get started.

November 2018

Jira direct connect

Direct connection between the CloudBees DevOptics UI and Atlassian’s Jira Software - both Cloud and Server (self-hosted) deployment options.

Jira direct connect helps provide a smoother, easier on-boarding experience for DevOptics customers. DevOptics users will be able to configure DevOptics with their Jira Software URL, and then retrieve details about the tickets in their Value Streams directly from their Jira Software instance, instead of going via the DevOptics CloudBees Core/Jenkins plugins.

Customers will still enjoy all the benefits of the DevOptics/Jira integration, but now without the need to set up a master with a proxy into Jira. CloudBees is continuing to address customers' security concerns, since none of the Jira data is stored in the DevOptics backend store.

November 2018

DevOptics Unified Plugin

A single CloudBees DevOptics data collector plugin.

The DevOptics Unified Plugin replaces two previously required plugins (Events and UI). This new plugin makes it easier to get started with DevOptics by simplifying the onboarding process for CloudBees Core and Jenkins users. The CloudBees DevOptics Plugin is readily available via all the CloudBees update centers. A CloudBees DevOptics Installer Plugin is also located in the CloudBees Core or Jenkins update center. This helps CloudBees Core/Jenkins users to find and install the CloudBees DevOptics plugin.

November 2018

Group work by project/job runs

This feature lets you view tickets categorized by CloudBees Core or Jenkins project/job runs. You can now open a gate and see which tickets were part of which run of the gate.

Group work by project/job run lets you easily see which run processed which set of tickets and when. This removes the manual effort to create a release manifest, since release manifests are automatically generated the moment your production gate finishes running the projects/jobs. This feature becomes very useful, especially for production gates as it allows you to effectively view a release manifest in real-time.

November 2018

Export metrics to CSV

DevOptics generates performance metrics on deployment frequency, mean lead time, mean time to recover and change failure rate. Users can export these metrics as .csv files.

Users can generate performance metrics on throughput and stability by gate and value stream, export them as a .csv file, and import this into other dashboards or for further analysis.