I hear about companies that create net new DevOps roles and hire “DevOps Engineers” to fill them.
And then those DevOps people fail in their roles, because no one wants to deal with the additional processes they tend to create.
I’ve wondered if hiring specific DevOps roles is doing it wrong. Is a transformative approach a better idea?
That is, take the people you’ve got and retrain, retool, and reorganize. Foster a different culture that’s DevOps-ian in nature. Then, you might be successful.
Am I right? We explore this idea of hiring DevOps on the Datanauts podcast with guest Matt Stratton. Matt is a DevOps advocate at PagerDuty.
- Core DevOps principles and how to separate out marketing nonsense
- Why every IT professional in an organization needs to understand the business
- Whether there are costs to an IT team to moving to DevOps, and costs for not moving
- DevOps success stories
- Dealing with the inevitable people problems
- Iterative steps you can take to creating a DevOps culture
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Matt’s Favorite DevOps Definitions
“DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users.” – Donovan Brown http://donovanbrown.com/post/what-is-devops
“A culture where people, regardless of title or background, work together to imagine, develop, deploy and operate a system.” – Ken Mugrage https://kenmugrage.com/2017/05/05/my-new-definition-of-devops/
“A cultural and professional movement, focused on how we build and operate high velocity organizations, born from the experiences of its practitioners.” – Adam Jacob https://github.com/chef/devops-kungfu
Matt’s Favorite DevOps Resources
BOOK: Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim
CONFERENCE: Attend your local DevOpsDays!
TWITTER: DevOps peeps Matty recommends:
RESOURCES: Matty’s DevOps Resources post for folks getting started.
VIDEO: Adam Jacob’s keynote at ChefConf 2014 – YouTube