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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)

DevOps in 2019 – success or failure?

Viktor Farcic: But would you say that DevOps in 2019 is a success story? Can I go to a company, and say: "Look, a lot of people are on board, and they saw success, and as a result, they're doing great. It's only you who's missing the train." Or, have we just seen the start of the transformation, and we're yet to see real adoption?

Gregory Bledsoe: In most cases, the adoption is superficial. It's trying to slap a process example on top of a pathological culture because cultures are built accidentally. Almost no one intentionally builds the culture they want, with a goal in mind. It's an accretion of reactions to events. That's how cultures normally accrue. To consciously deconstruct and reconstruct that is hard, which is a big part of what a true transformation is. There's a tiny minority of people who are intentionally trying to do that. That's got to be the next way that will unlock the winners...