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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
Book Image

DevOps Paradox

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

DevOps promises to break down silos, uniting organizations to deliver high quality output in a cross-functional way. In reality it often results in confusion and new silos: pockets of DevOps practitioners fight the status quo, senior decision-makers demand DevOps paint jobs without committing to true change. Even a clear definition of what DevOps is remains elusive. In DevOps Paradox, top DevOps consultants, industry leaders, and founders reveal their own approaches to all aspects of DevOps implementation and operation. Surround yourself with expert DevOps advisors. Viktor Farcic draws on experts from across the industry to discuss how to introduce DevOps to chaotic organizations, align incentives between teams, and make use of the latest tools and techniques. With each expert offering their own opinions on what DevOps is and how to make it work, you will be able to form your own informed view of the importance and value of DevOps as we enter a new decade. If you want to see how real DevOps experts address the challenges and resolve the paradoxes, this book is for you.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Starting your journey in DevOps

Chris Riley: The DevOps culture will come no matter what. It could come with a bloody mess or some kumbaya moment, but it will come on its own as long as organizations focus on automation and releasing better applications sooner.

For that reason, I don't recommend that organizations waste time talking about communication or culture. Instead, I think they should be putting quotas on the number of releases a day, response time to issues, and the percentage of automation. They should make these objectives tied to bonuses and job performance.

If the organization pushes the needle to have more frequent releases and better application quality, then they will figure out the culture, and they'll figure out how to communicate better, because these will all be major barriers.

Some will figure it out via employee attrition, and others after lots of arguments. But at the same time, that same organization would have distorted the lessons of culture...