Many organizations list a skills gap as one of their primary obstacles to achieving and sustaining a high-functioning DevOps-based organization. This paper attempts to provide practical guidance to organizations on developing, recruiting, and retaining DevOps talent.
This paper also serves as a call to action for the industry to help advise and advocate for more DevOps and Lean/Agile concepts to be included in the curriculum of traditional educational providers. Academic partners for both four-year degrees and adult education have not widely embraced teaching updated principles and current skill sets. As a community, we have a role to play in advocating for better educational programs for the workforce.
Jason Cox, Director, Systems Engineering, Disney
Chivas Nambiar, Director, Systems Engineering, Verizon
Paula Thrasher, Director Digital Services, CSRA
Publication: June 27, 2017