Mythbusting DevOps in the Enterprise

Addressing Culture and Leadership Aspects during Transforming

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Anyone leading a company through a DevOps transformation will encounter minor to significant internal skepticism or lack concrete experience. This document lists the most common leadership and cultural traps and provides high-level reassurance and evidence that DevOps practices are generally applicable and plausibly successful in enterprise environments.

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  • Pages: 27

    Format: PDF

    Publication: October 1, 2015

  • Description

    The DevOps movement has been primarily driven by practitioners, which is why we’ve ended up with such success at the practice level. As success and awareness have risen, we’ve now seen new challenges and questions around the path to success and applicability for larger organizations. Some have done this very well, others are struggling, and others yet have no idea where to start. We decided to confront this head on, listing the most common leadership and cultural traps for our target audience, ultimately aiming to provide high-level reassurance and evidence that DevOps practices are generally applicable and plausibly successful in enterprise environments. Our goal is to make it clear to technology leaders that transformation in enterprise environments is both feasible and desirable.


    CHAPTER 1: Common Myths
    CHAPTER 2: Further Resources

  • Contributors

    Steve Barr, Executive Director, Operations at CSG International
    Ross Clanton, Senior Group Manager, Target
    Jason Cox, Director of Systems Engineering, The Walt Disney Company
    Jason DuMars, Senior Director of Technical Operations, SendGrid
    Damon Edwards, Managing Partner DTO Solutions, Inc
    Gary Gruver, President, Practical Large Scale Agile LLC
    Nigel Kersten, CTO, Puppet
    Gene Kim, Author and Researcher
    Courtney Kissler, Vice President of E-Commerce and Store Technologies, Nordstrom Heather Mickman, Senior Group Manager, Target
    Tapabrata Pal, Product Manager, CapitalOne
    Scott Prugh, Chief Architect, CSG International
    John Willis, Director of Ecosystem Development, Docker

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