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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 Cynefin framework

Liz Keogh: The Cynefin framework is very much about making sense of different situations and how you approach them. For that reason, it's called a "sense-making device." Think of it this way: there are five ordered domains – simple (or obvious), complicated, complex, chaotic, and disorder. The boundaries between them are fuzzy. In the simple, or obvious, domain, problems are easily solved because the solutions are obviously apparent and easily categorized.

Take a landlady in the pub. I say, "What do you do when the beer runs out?" She responds by saying, "Well, I change the barrel, obviously."

When problems enter the complicated domain, they require expertise. A watchmaker can fix your watch, a car mechanic can fix your car, and that's great—both of those have predictable outcomes. In the complicated domain, problems can be analyzed and solved only if you've got the relevant expertise.

The problem is that human...