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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)

Introducing Jeff Sussna

In 2011, Jeff Sussna founded Sussna Associates, a company specializing in corporate workshops, coaching, and strategic design that enables clients to integrate DevOps. The author of Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy, Jeff has more than 30 years of IT experience, from software development to IT integration. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeffsussna.

Viktor Farcic: Hi, Jeff. Before we start talking about DevOps, could you introduce yourself?

Jeff Sussna: I'm an independent consultant focused on Agile, DevOps, and coaching design thinking. Through my company, Sussna Associates, I've been in the IT industry for 30 years and during that time, I've built systems and led organizations across the entire development QA (quality assurance) and operation spectrum.

I was introduced to design thinking and, in particular, service design and cloud computing in 2008, which was somewhat of an epiphany for me because I realized that in...