DevOps Voices is the go-to-place for thought-provoking and best in class DevOps conversations online brought to you by DASA, the DevOps Agile Skills Association. Each episode is an opportunity to gain insight from the most experienced and knowledgeable experts on the inspiring topics and ideas shaping the world of DevOps.
Leading as a Coach: Driving DevOps Culture To Success
Is there a single organization that doesn’t want to build capability throughout the organization? Probably not. Yet, many neglect the importance of leadership in accomplishing it. This is also the case for a great number of organizations transitioning to a DevOps way of working. This has been overlooked in part because DevOps leaders don’t necessarily look like as you imagine they do. This role has greatly developed in the last few years. Times have changed and leaders as Coaches are in increasing demand. This move away from traditional practices is not surprising. It has been shown after all that such leaders are more capable of furthering employee engagement and lowering resistance to change while increasing readiness to embrace it.
No one concerned with leadership should miss this conversation with the experienced IT Management Advisor, Daniel Breston. Discover how DevOps leaders benefit from reinventing themselves as Coaches and get some key tips and tricks on how to create a genuine learning culture.
How DevOps Contributes to Antifragile Organizations
Does your organization rely on prediction? If so, you are probably aware of how important it is to move away from prediction and instead endure chaos, absorb variation, and benefit from volatility. Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced in the 2012 book, ‘Antifragile’, the concept that makes organizations look at uncertainty and change as friends, not foes. This is inherently different from two concepts more often brought up in DevOps-related debates: resilience and robustness. Unfortunately, there are still many DevOps organizations not fully acknowledging the importance of this property of systems.
This episode is an exceptional opportunity to find out the relationship between DevOps and antifragility. Listen to this fascinating conversation with Jan de Vries and explore why the “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” motto makes absolute sense in a DevOps setting. Find out how investing in the antifragility of both your systems and your organization relates to the DevOps Principles as identified by DASA.
Why DevOps Teams Can’t Thrive Without Leaders
There isn’t a single skill area or knowledge area of the DASA Competence Model that is more important than another. It is not uncommon, however, to find organizations focusing much more or some while overlooking the relevance of others. This can be challenging. The DASA Competence Model emphasizes the importance of ensuring all key are covered for successful DevOps transformations to take place.
In this episode of DevOps Voices, the ELF Chairman and DASA Competence Model co-architect Rik Farenhorst demonstrates the crucial role that DevOps leaders play in creating high-performing teams. There are many ways of achieving DevOps success. They all have, however, one thing in common: good leadership. Don’t miss this episode if you have ever wondered what DevOps leaders do and why it’s so impactful.
DevOps Success? Measure System Level Metrics
Traditional organizations develop IT solutions and hand them over to Operations to deploy and maintain these solutions. Anyone acquainted with DevOps is very well aware that this no longer needs to be the case. DevOps teams have revolutionized the creation and performance of innovation. There still are, however, a series of widespread misconceptions surrounding DevOps. This is particularly the case for those starting their migration or adoption journey to the DevOps way of working. It’s only natural that many questions arise. Is there a strong link between developing, managing, and delivering software systems and organizational performance? What can I do to ensure DevOps success?
In this episode of DevOps Voices, DASA Ambassador Irfan Shariff tackles some of these recurrent questions. To do so, he explores DASA DevOps Principles such as End-To-End Responsibility. Find out how important it is to implement an effective cultural shift. Irfan is a consultant with a wealth of experience helping teams and organizations improve the way they develop, deploy, and operate software systems. You don’t want to miss this.
DevOps Coaching During the Rise of Remote Work
With the unprecedented rise in the number of people working remotely, nothing short of revolutionary is taking place in the way we work. Some changes are positive and others not so much – it’s not all entirely clear yet. This sparked productivity and tactical concerns from business leaders. Indeed, there might have never been a time where openness to new practices and adaptability have been in such high demand. For new mindsets and behaviors to be implemented, a great shift towards a higher focus on the role of culture needs to be made. That’s why it has become crucial for DevOps Coaches to find creative solutions to continue being catalysts for change.
In this episode of DevOps Voices, Dimitri de Ruiter discusses what sort of strategies DevOps Coaches are finding to surpass the challenges brought up by the rise of remote work. Importantly, Dimitri also discusses what makes DevOps Coaches so important to organizations applying DevOps. Unmissable.
The Role of Culture in Organizational Change
The world of product and service development is changing drastically. Different professionals from many walks of life are adapting in a myriad of ways. Sure, there is no single approach or solution to solve challenges in different organizations. But are there any cross-cutting strategic actions to be taken to be better prepared to change? Could it be that Charles Darwin’s famous words on the importance of adaptability for survival apply to the way we work?
In this episode of DevOps Voices, DASA Ambassador Sari Alander seeks to answer some of these questions. To do so, she explores the importance of organizational courage and the DASA End-to-end Responsibility Principle. Find out how important culture and the human element can really be. Follow this fascinating conversation for actionable tips and tricks in organizational change.