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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
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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)

Fixing the digital transformation

Viktor Farcic: Part of what you're saying reminds me of the digital transformation. Every company has been doing the digital transformation potentially for years, and they've all made a new department but with the same people. They've brought in Jenkins, Kubernetes, and whatnot, but I'm yet to find any improvement to come from those digital transformations. Maybe I'm paranoid, and I'm exaggerating, but I just don't see any improvement.

Gregory Bledsoe: Firstly, you're not paranoid or exaggerating. In a Fortune 500 company, what you've described is normal. These companies have been trying to make these changes for years, but they're in exactly the same position that American manufacturing was in, where it's just not working, and they have no idea why, because they fundamentally don't understand it. Remember Deming? It was he who specifically was asked: "Well, if Japan can, why can't we ...