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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)

Describing the company of today

Viktor Farcic: Switching gears a little, if you were to start a company today, what would it look like? How would people behave and interact with it?

Andy Clemenko: I'm a big fan of smaller companies, where the lines between teams are blurred. So, if I'm starting a start-up, I want to make sure that our internal IT understands our product, and that everybody can work collaboratively. I think once you start getting over a couple of hundred people in size, that's when the fences immediately go up.

Something I hear time and time again from customer interaction is, "Oh, that's the networking team. They'll get to it when they can." With these fences, you have different North Stars, different goals, or you have different strategies or managers. I'm a fan of a flat organization with cross-functional teams. Like today, you might be interested in monitoring and helping with a customer solution, but that doesn't mean that internal...