What is the OVO Tech Radar?

The OVO Tech Radar is a living document that exists to make visible the risks and rewards involved with the existent and nascent technologies we are using across the OVO Group. It is a list of technologies assigned in to four rings, with the following semantics:

  • ADOPT — Technologies we have high confidence in to serve our purpose, also in large scale. Technologies with a usage culture in our OVO production environment, low risk and recommended to be widely used..
  • TRIAL — Technologies that we have seen work with success in project work to solve a real problem; first serious usage experience that confirm benefits and can uncover limitations. These technologies are slightly more risky; some engineers in our organisation have used them before and will share knowledge and experiences.
  • ASSESS — Technologies that are promising and have clear potential value-add for us; technologies worth investing research and proof of concept efforts in to see if they may add value. These technologies have higher risks; they are often brand new and highly unproven in our organisation. You will find some engineers that have knowledge in the technology and promote it, you may even find teams that have started a proof of concept effort.
  • HOLD — Technologies not recommended to be used for new projects. Technologies that we think are not (yet) worth to (further) invest in. They technologies should not be used for new projects, but usually can be continued for existing projects.