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Overturning the status quo: Doing DevOps right

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Implementing DevOps can boost cloud deployment, but some organizations still struggle to get it right. Those that do find that DevOps success takes transformational leadership, improved communication, and fostering trust between IT and the business.

DevOps success begins with transformative leadership

DevOps is becoming the standard development philosophy for cloud. However, many companies struggle to get DevOps right. In this episode of the podcast, Mike and guest Gene Kim, author of The Unicorn Project—a novel about digital disruption and overturning the status quo—discuss what it takes to do DevOps right. For Kim, long-term DevOps success—and cloud deployment—depends on three critical success factors: transformational leadership, improved communication, and fostering deep trust between the business and IT.

We want that business person to be jointly sharing the story and essentially saying, 'If it weren't for my technology counterpart, all the goals, dreams, and aspirations of our business would never be met.Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder of Tripwire and was its for 13 years. His books include, "The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Digital Disruption, Redshirts, and Overthrowing the Ancient Powerful Order," "The Visible Ops Handbook," and "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win."

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Outcome matters: DevOps success strategies

DevOps is a critical component of cloud deployment. However, success is often elusive. Smart companies look at DevOps holistically and with an eye toward the future. They assess their strengths, embrace change, and focus on defining specific outcomes.

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DevOps: Shift everything left

Transformation is hard. It requires more than technical skills. It requires strong leadership. To be effective, middle management should be bought in and have the necessary skills to lead change.

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