Topic: culture

5 DevOps myths

Many organizations claim to be doing DevOps, but is that actually the case? For one thing, just about everybody has their own definition of DevOps, and that interpretation tends to impact how DevOps operates within a team or company. Following are five of the misconceptions. #1: DevOps = Dev + Ops On some level, parsing … continue reading

Creating a DevOps culture

There are three ways to create a DevOps culture: by default, by design or iteratively. The three are not necessarily mutually exclusive because DevOps tends to be a learning experience that takes considerable time.  For example, talent marketplace Topcoder has had a formal DevOps practice for the past three or four years and started a … continue reading

Andre Martin talks at DevOps Enterprise Summit about how culture can be a competitive advantage for DevOps teams

DOES: Culture can be a competitive advantage, or it can be an inhibitor

The DevOps community wants to get back to the human aspect of developing software. The DevOps Enterprise Summit is taking place in Las Vegas this week, and one of the dominating themes has been people, not process or technology. Andre Martin, vice president of PeopleDev at Google, spoke about how businesses can create “a culture … continue reading

Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with … continue reading

Avoid these mistakes when transitioning to an XaaS model

Through cloud adoption and cloud migration, many companies are realizing the benefits of adopting anything-as-a-service (XaaS). There are real cost benefits to XaaS, but software experts notice enterprises are running into the same challenges and making the same mistakes when it comes time to adopt these models. For these companies, it’s their management practices, their … continue reading

Report: DevOps companies need to make the most of culture, monitoring, and incident management

What has 10 years of cultural change, infrastructure improvement and tooling done to the DevOps movement? That is the question Atlassian and xMatters wanted to answer in the latest DevOps Maturity Model report, which researched the current state of DevOps practices today. According to an Atlassian blog post, DevOps is here to stay, but key … continue reading

QCon New York kicks off its first day

QCon New York kicked off its fifth annual event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge today. Some of the popular panels included the Netflix API Platform for Server-Side Scripting, hosted by Katharina Probst, an engineering manager at Netflix; Scaling Uber to 1,000 Services, hosted by Matt Ranney, chief systems architect at Uber; … continue reading

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