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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)

The optimal environment for DevOps

This is all cross-functional collaboration, and so the management questions become: What can you do to get out of the way? And how can you make it possible for people that don't normally talk to talk, and under good circumstances? When they hear the vision, or when they hear their direction, you can bring people into working groups, and say to the infrastructure people, how are you going to help developers? Or developers, how are you going to help infrastructure people to do this, right? That is leadership.

Viktor Farcic: But DevOps has been largely a grassroots movement, and leadership hasn't known what to do with DevOps, right?

Kevin Behr: No, management doesn't know what to do with DevOps. They come back after a random meeting and say, "I want three DevOps, give me that! And now we need a VP of DevOps!"

Viktor Farcic: The funny thing is that this isn't even a joke! I've really met one of these "VPs of DevOps...