Most of us know that – just as with Agile – people remain the biggest obstacle to instilling change management culture; you simply cannot buy DevOps as a package. For many organizations (the horses, not the unicorns!) the move to DevOps comes with unexpected bottlenecks. At times it seems like securing management buy-in – especially when there’s issues or delays – becomes the biggest obstacle. We’ll discuss a phased approach to building out support, beginning with sneaky guerilla methods and ending with a more direct, KPI- and business-objective-driven campaign to get the executive firepower you need to create your own “cultural revolution”.
A thoughtful examination of the history of management which asserts that DevOps was an inevitable evolution of business as we entered the 21st century, and namely the Internet revolution that it brought. An understanding of this history allows us to consider at a deeper level the future that lies ahead for us and how we should position ourselves today
Netflix is considered a large DevOps environment. However, ‘DevOps’ isn’t something that Netflix talks much about. If it’s so key to the success of the organization, why don’t we hear more about it? Netflix considers DevOps to be a result of our rigorous adherence to our culture – not a cream you generously apply to problems. Culture is key, chaos is your friend, and trust is an absolute requirement.