When working in software development management, you may need to present the frameworks you use in clear and engaging way. The best way is to show it all visually.
For example when talking about Development Operations toolchain sequence, use a simple loop diagram. By using different styles and colors you can highlight and explain different stages and elements of the DevOps toolchain.
We’ve collected a several examples for your inspiration, how you can use such loop diagram in a presentation.
Ways to present DevOps visually
1. Toolchain loops with summary descriptions
Flat graphics in simple plain fill style always will look eye-catching and professional. They grab attention much better than text alone.
You may use outline style loops for elegant, light designs. With summary descriptions, you can supplement each step with additional information.
[slide with outline loop , probably from DevOps KnowHow]
2. Present DevOps loop by using two colors, one for each area
You may use two colors which are part of your branding, which are significant to the project/release you are discussing, or which are symbolic of the teams responsible for different parts of the process.
3. Creative Hand drawn DevOps cycle diagram
Use scribble graphics to add creative flair to your DevOps presentations. You may use some handwritten-like scribble elements to give it a personal organic look.
Having a vector graphics, you can assign various colors to all DevOps stages, or make all grey and only one stage you talk about in some fresh color. Adding hand drawn stick figures increases visual power of the presentation slide.
4. Scribbled loop with a simple color scheme
If you prefer more moderate look, consider a simple color scheme. You don’t need to use different colors when presenting if you worry they would make your slide too busy.
See the example of DevOps process picture on this slide:
operations and Quality Assurance
5. Presenting Interactions of DevOps and QA
If you need to illustrate the close relation between three elements of DevOps, try the Venn diagram structure. Show overlap of Sofware Engineering, Operations and Quality Assurance like we did on image below.
By adding a summary text box, you can explain how different stages of the process interact in detail.
Benefits of using diagrams for DevOps topics
Using strong and clear visuals helps to keep your audience focused on what you present.
Therefore it’s worth to invest a bit of time to add some kind of simple infographics to your slides. It does not need to be a fancy one.
I hope those DevOps presentation examples inspired you. You can try to recreate them by our own, or make use of out slide-deck template mentioned below.
You can change the loop and Venn diagrams to suit your needs. Changing colors, changing opacity, and even changing the graphics style are all options at your disposal. You can shift the icons and resize them or even change the type and thickness of the stroke/outline. There are many types of icons to choose from so that you can effectively symbolize each stage. With many icons to choose from you can always find an icon in the simple outline style which is appropriate. The creative scribble icons offer even more variety so you’ll be sure to find something which will work for you.
Resource: DevOps Toolchain Presentation Graphics
To help you with your software development presentations we have created a DevOps loop PowerPoint template graphics set.
This set includes 15 loop chart icons. These loop charts are for various DevOps stages with explanations and a Venn diagram of 3 joint DevOps areas. These PowerPoint icons are available in 2 graphical styles so you may match the style to the purpose and audience of your presentations. You have a modern flat loop design and a creative scribble design. The set also includes 27 vector icons which represent the DevOps toolchain elements and other concepts. If you found the above examples useful or have another idea in mind for these icons, you can download the full set here.
You can also download DevOps Know-How Presentation Toolbox for more variety.