DevOps Strategy: Let’s Put an End to the “War of the Roses”
Where do people fit into the automating world of DevOps? Let’s take a deep dive in the challenging situations our developers and operators face, in order to achieve an outstanding DevOps success story!
Automate everything! is the message continuous delivery drivers broadcast… and this is great! Continuous deployment is playing an essential and decisive role in the world of software development. DevOps, as fundamental strategy for continuous delivery, is not an option anymore!
However, what we should not overlook is, the key role people play as automation enablers. Specially when it comes to complex DevOps scenarios, the recipe for success is the intensive collaboration of all ‘Dev’ and ‘Ops’ parties involved. Here management support is essential in order to break traditional rivalry between departments, where we are often facing a legacy close to a ‘war of roses’.
Now, even if business acknowledges the advantages of agile methodologies as support for a DevOps strategy, is there really a buy-in from executive management when it comes to knowledge sharing, cross-functionality and self-organization among employees? Are we ready to break the silos within our organizations?
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