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
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
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.