How DevOps uses Mattermost

High-performance development teams put Mattermost at the heart of their daily operations. Bring people, systems data, and workflows together to power collaboration at every stage of the DevOps lifecycle.

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Mattermost enables DevOps workflows

Many DevOps workflows rely on real-time collaboration. Teams use messaging to increase efficiency during critical moments—provisioning infrastructure, merging code branches, or addressing urgent bugs. Mattermost unifies people, tools, systems data, and automations to help your organization perform at its best.

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ChatOps

ChatOps

Combine automation with oversight to maximize uptime and reliability and decrease incident response times.

Ops Theater

Ops Theater

During an outage, the team can monitor progress and help test fixes in real time.

Social Coding

Social Coding

Distributed, virtual teams collaborate on code snippets, share feedback, and discuss technical approaches.

Notifications Hub

Notifications Hub

A single source of truth and centralized repository helps everyone stay updated and on the same page.

War Rooms

War Rooms

Dedicated channels give visibility to issues as they arise and bring teams together to resolve them.

Observation & Coaching

Observation & Coaching

Managers and mentors review workstreams to help improve communication and provide feedback.

Mattermost drives the DevOps lifecycle

Messaging lies at the core of DevOps teamwork. It’s the place where workflows converge, critical interactions happen, and decisions are made. Mattermost makes your workstream collaboration even more powerful by enabling integrations with your team’s existing DevOps tools and systems.

1. Plan
Mattermost is the system of record for team conversations around features, decisions, technologies, and more. Everyone stays updated and aligned on project status and next steps.
2. Code
Developers use Mattermost for collaboration and support, enabling them to easily ask questions, solve problems, discuss technical approaches, and review code.
3. Build
Platform integrations make the build process easy and transparent. Developers manually trigger a build within a Mattermost channel, and the team gets notifications of its success or failure.
4. Test
DevOps teams integrate their favorite CI and bug tracking tools with Mattermost, creating a powerful testing hub. The platform automatically triggers tests and posts alerts on new bugs.
5. Release
When a build is released, the DevOps team relies on a notification in Mattermost that lets them know that the release was successful, so they can accelerate delivery of features and fixes.
6. Deploy
Following the code to production, the DevOps team receives further notifications and data via Mattermost. They can easily track which servers received the code and view any relevant stats.
7. Monitor
DevOps monitoring tools keep track of application health and performance on production. Making data visible on Mattermost helps the team gain insights and make decisions.
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Mattermost supports custom workflows

Mattermost integrates easily with popular DevOps tools, such as Jira, Jenkins, GitLab, Trac, Redmine, and Bitbucket. Dozens of open source integrations are available for free, including interactive bot applications, such as Hubot and mattermost-bot, as well as other communications tools.

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Here’s how you can try out Mattermost

Once you’ve downloaded Mattermost, you need a group of users to try it out. Why not run a short trial to see if the platform is a good fit for your DevOps organization. Here’s a short list of steps to set up and run your trial:

  • Identify the team - Identify a DevOps team to participate in your Mattermost trial. We recommend including one or more members involved in each stage of the DevOps lifecycle.
  • Create a team - Create a team in Mattermost for your trial and give it a name.
  • Set up channels - Consider channel names that correspond to specific projects, such as "~android release" or "~feature beta"; key areas of responsibility, such as "~engineers" or "~quality assurance"; or key activities, such as "~release testing" or "~design review.".
  • Onboard team members - Invite trial members to create an account and join your trial team.
  • Install an integration - Consider integrating your team’s favorite DevOps tool. If you have time, integrate more!
  • Try it out - Have your pilot team trial Mattermost through one full cycle. Whether it be a sprint or a release, encourage the team to collaborate and interact as much as possible within Mattermost to maximize their exposure.
  • Scale your team - Launch Mattermost more broadly within your organization - onboard more teams, integrate more tools, build custom workflows.
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