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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)

Toyota, the Taylor Principles, and Kanban

Viktor Farcic: This reminds me of Taylor, back in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Kevin Behr: Yes, the division of labor, right? Now Taylor got us a long way. Taylor got us to Toyota, and Toyota started with Taylor principles. A lot of people do not realize how much of Toyota's management system was scientific management.

Viktor Farcic: What I'm surprised about is how nobody stopped to consider whether it was actually a good idea to apply Taylor's principles to software development. Because if I'm doing the same thing today as yesterday, which is the only way to apply Taylorism, then I really suck at my job.

Kevin Behr: Oh, I'm not saying that it was good. What I want to say is that it was better than what was there before, even if it was optimized around the idea of mass production.

Viktor Farcic: Exactly.

Kevin Behr: Right now, we're in a different era of mass customization, with totally different thinking. But you&apos...