Re: Helm User Profiles

Brian Grant <briangrant@...>

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 10:52 AM, Matt Farina <matt.farina@...> wrote:
These categories are intended to include those creating their own bespoke applications.

The role, which is described in a user profile, for someone developing the bespoke application is separate from the role of someone operating the application. In some organizations the same physical person will perform both roles and it other organizations they will be different sets of people.

No disagreement regarding the different roles, but certain design affordances may be made if the deployment environment were known.

The user profiles are targeted at Helm, which is a package manager, rather than the general case of application development and operation. I would expect related tools to have a similar but different set of user profiles shaped around what they're working on.

Does that help?

Yes, thanks.

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Brian Grant <briangrant@...> wrote:
Very useful, thanks.


Are these categories intended to include or exclude someone creating their own bespoke application, which they build and deploy via CI/CD? The examples of WordPress and MySQL are suggestive of off-the-shelf applications, whose developers may not care whether they run on Kubernetes at all, while engineers at Reddit and Ubisoft (to pick 2 users from Helm summit) probably care where their applications run.

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 7:58 AM, Matt Farina <matt.farina@...> wrote:
As we start development on Helm v3 we wanted to collect the user profiles to aid us in writing and evaluating user stories. User profiles are similar to personas but are categories rather than example people.

The first version of these is now available. There are names, brief descriptions, priority order (no two things can have the same priority), and some other details.

I'm sharing so that the audience interested in Helm is aware and for others working on other elements in Kubernetes can see what we're doing.

Matt Farina

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