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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)

Initiating change/taking responsibility

Gregory Bledsoe: Everyone and anyone can initiate that change because, at the end of the day, it's all our responsibility. If you're dancing with your dance partner, and you want to change the dance, you can't force your dance partner to change their steps but you can change yours, and when you change yours, your partner has to adapt.

I remember the very first conference I keynoted was themed on overcoming obstacles to DevOps. One of the things I pointed out is that anyone can initiate change, and there's a ripple of that. If you understand this ripple effect, you can take advantage of it. You can identify your allies; you can influence the influencers and manage your managers and spread this good change. This is something you can do from anywhere in the organization. You're able to inspire people; you can articulate the argument in economic and mathematical terms and through measurement. You can always start doing that. You...