The COSMIC-DevOps Group

Core-Group Journal


24/10/2019 -

October Newsletter

This study-group reports from the COSMIC Group yearly meeting held 7th October, and after thoughts from the discussion made there leading to a system aspect of the introduction of COSMIC into DevOps.

To view the returns made tap here

16/09/2019 -

Summer Newsletter

This study-group recognises the fact that the study may not have discovered the most efficient start. Also there is the preparation to attend the yearly COSMIC Group meeting at Haarlem, the Netherlands,

To view the interests in progress tap here

24/05/2019 -

May Newsletter

This study-group reports some progress made in the metrics comparison between DevOps and COSMIC and propose as a note 20190524-DevOps-Note01.pdf a comparative summary of some metrics interests.

To view the advances made tap here - for the note document tap here

26/04/2019 -

April Newsletter

This Core-Group reports the progress of the launch of the study-group and present an article found intersting about the DevOps initiative of a large UK institution.

To view the April report tap here

20/03/2019 -

March Newsletter

The progress made in March was reported to the COSMIC-SIG thus confirming the launch of the study-group.

To view the newsletter document tap here

10/02/2019 -


This Core-Group was announced to the COSMIC-SIG by the email 20190227-Announcement.pdf to those present at its ninth meeting of the UK COSMIC SIG.

To view the announcement email tap here
The Study-Group "COSMIC-DevOps"

During the four months, starting 10/02/2019, I am launching the Study COSMIC-DevOps group. I see it as a group of about four to five people to which you can join or propose participants from your organisation. It should be operational after a fine-tuning Review on the 10/06/2019.

It is intended that this group will be confederated to the UK COSMIC SIG as a Core-Group.

Structure of the Study Group
COSMIC-DevOps will have the following characteristics:
  • The Constitution of this group is by Mutual Consent on a benevolent basis for a renewable time-period of one year;
  • Members of this Core-Group can benevolently be committed to an average of 2 hours a week;
  • This Core-Group must be seen as a Center of COSMIC Expertise by the UK software industry;
  • The Core-Group has a self-assigned work objective. The objective currently retained is "Revisiting the DevOps methodology while integrating the COSMIC method and its derivatives to the successive DevOps stages from requirements elicitation, coding, testing, to end-user assessment." or any variant of this as discussed within the Core-Group;
  • The Deliverables of the Core-Group will be simple, short, sharply-documented recommendation procedures directly useful in the Field;
  • This Core-Group may contribute to the UK COSMIC SIG meetings;
  • This Core-Group will have a monthly group meeting (i.e. Skype, Zoom, etc.) for carrying out the above work assignment and this being further to short ad hoc communication, the rest of the time for team work;
  • Any (intermediary) conclusion or deliverable from the Core-Group will be SocMed communicated to the 'software public' with the intention of triggering open discussions which will hopefully result in relationships and collaboration with COSMIC SIG.

Initial Schedule

The launch period:
Publicised: 10/02/2019
First review of the Launch: 10/06/2019 Reduced objective of the Study-Group: 16/09/2019

Latest news from the Study-Group

The intended description of the COSMIC-DevOps group is given on this page. Please read it and if you think you would like to contribute to this project you can contact me on my Metrics Facebook Group.