devops

Conflicting principles

A client was developing a set of principles to guide a DevOps transformation and I proposed the two following principles to be included:

  • Honour existing processes, records, and controls. They arose for a reason.
  • Streamline and simplify all processes, records, and controls. Challenge the level of ceremony.

Noble Failure

It's OK to fail.

DevOps Training Options

The DevOps training space has become complex which is no surprise given that it is an open community with no central governance, so I thought it was time to canvass the DevOps training options for you in a single place.

DevOps and ITIL are both ITSM

DevOps and ITIL are both ITSM. The patterns are the same though the execution is different.

DevOps is only looking at one of four IT4IT value streams

The new IT4IT™ standard maps four value streams in IT. DevOps is concerned with one of them. What happens when we apply the the same ideas to the other three?
[If I wrote that headline again, I would insert the word "mostly"]

OGC re-forms to create DevOps body of knowledge

The Efficiency and Reform Group of the UK Cabinet Office are about to announce that the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) will be resurrected immediately in order to develop a British standard DevOps.

How DevOps messes with your head

[I'm updating this list.
See this Twitter thread #dmwyh for new examples and discussion https://twitter.com/hashtag/dmwyh
]

An important DevOps word: toolmakers

The word "toolmaker" has great explanatory power to help IT people understand how their world is changing. Those who come from the Run domain of IT (as compared to Build) are becoming toolsmiths.

What is a DevOps role

There is some confusion when organisations organise or advertise for "devops" skills or roles.
I think there are at least three "devops" skills / roles you could potentially be asking for:

The IT Liberation Movement - an IT Renaissance

[Update: At the DOES15 conference, I think George Spafford finally nailed the name of this for me: an IT Renaissance ]

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