Monday, February 22, 2016

A devops mindset for your enterprise

DevOps is cultural change that impacts every part of your organisation not only the development and operations departments. I hear a lot of (IT) organisations talk about DevOpsbut if you talk to their managers they have no insights in the delivery capability of their organisation, and even worse they are not interested. This is a recipe for disaster. It’s exactly the same reason why I see Agile fail in organisations, because it requires the exact same cultural shift. Without management involvement, the impact will be minimal…

Why are managers not interested?

Taking a look at most organisation structures brings some answer. You see a separate team of operation guys, a separate team of developers, a separate team of testers, … . Each of these teams have their own managers, living in their own silo with their own goals. These managers are very rarely accountable for the end-to-end delivery of customer value. A manager responsible for ‘server operations’ will never care about the health of the applications running on these servers as long as the servers themselve are healthy.

silos

I do believe that DevOps can make a difference for your organisation, but not without a change in organisation structure and mindset…

Time for a DevOps revolution…?

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