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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)

Celebrating your failures

I know it's mushy, but actually, one of the key points to know is to also celebrate your failures. If you fail to communicate that you failed and explore why and how you failed, you're missing out on a learning opportunity. As soon as you start celebrating your failures, people will feel less scared to fail. I also think that the most innovative engineer is an engineer who feels free to innovate.

Viktor Farcic: We just need to convince management not to fire people when they fail.

Wian Vos: Right! That's one of the most important mind-shifts that you, as a manager, need to make in DevOps.

Viktor Farcic: But isn't that kind of embracing the inevitable? Saying that you know that you're going to fail?

Wian Vos: True, but if you don't embrace failure, your team is going to cover it up for you, and they're not going to learn anything. Or if the person that failed might learn something, the rest won't learn anything. I think that...