Questions tagged [culture]

For questions about DevOps 'culture' and how it can be used to improve organisations, policies and workflows. Use this tag for questions about how an organisational culture can be changed through DevOps, or about the culture that many DevOps advocates suggest.

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What could be a valid definition of DevOps to introduce it to a novice?

I've done / created lots of SCM related presentations, and now I'm trying to "upgrade" to a DevOps successor of it. What I always try to do in my presentations, is to come up with an introduction ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

The idea of having a DevOps Engineer has become quite popular recently, and it seems appealing to just have a person who can slot in and provide many of the benefits of DevOps, as described in the ...
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What Is SecOps?

First when I heard the word SecOps, I thought of it as a management approach that aims to connect security and operations teams, in much the same way that DevOps unifies developers and operations team....
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Does my organization need adopt Agile Soft. Dev. before adopting DevOps?

Agile software development is the methodology of choice for software shops today. But there are still organisations which are not practicing Agile in their software development, who might be ...
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What is DevOps? [duplicate]

Please bear with me as this might get a bit deep. I’ve been reading though some documentation of a error logging SaaS I’m using in an application I’m building. Quite a few times they gave me the ...
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How to persuade developers to start using feature flag toggles?

Assuming that feature flag toggles are a good idea, and should be implemented into code that developers write. For example Etsy swear by them as a major part of their culture. What is a good way to ...
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Adam Smith vs. fullstack developers - and productivity in DevOps?

By Adam Smith, labour division can make you by 240 times more effective (on example of a pin factory producing pins in 18 steps). Why then are multi-skilled roles are so in demand if this actually ...
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How do I hire a good DevOps, fitting my company?

Good developers should fit rule 11 of the Joel Test: Do new candidates write code during their interview? However, I know little to nothing about Docker containers, how to configure Jenkins or AWS,...
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What is the boundary of DevOps engineer job role? [closed]

I will not get into what is DevOps since everyone have their own meaning. But I would like to understand what is the boundary of DevOps engineer. Sometimes people ping me and ask to me that, ...
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How is DevOps related to Agile? [closed]

Agile has been around for quite a while. And several offspring came out of it, such as Extreme Programming, Scrum, Lean Software Development and others. Isn't DevOps just another offspring of Agile? ...
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How to help DevOps Engineers feel less like a lone wolf?

I have just been speaking to a DevOps guy who raised some really good points about the struggles of being a DevOps Engineer and feeling like a one-man army sometimes, even though he is in a team of 16 ...
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What is a “Walking Skeleton”?

One of my agile teams has taken an interesting approach in the early stages of their project. Instead of starting the project with a Sprint 0 where they setup code infrastructure and decide on the ...
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What's the difference between DevOps and Automation?

I see that whenever someone does DevOps, it's mostly about automating things like deployment etc. But where does automation end and DevOps begin?
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What are known useful and misleading memes in the DevOps culture?

After discovering the Cattle vs Pets and 12factor apps DevOps memes which now will help me a lot with communication, I ask myself what are other known memes in the DevOps culture? Side note: best is ...
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How can I persuade developers on my team to embrace “You build it, you run it”?

How can I persuade developers on my team to embrace "You build it, you run it"? By that, I have this quote from Werner Vogels in mind: Giving developers operational responsibilities has greatly ...
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Can I found a small company on DevOps?

Suppose I am en entrepreneur with little seed money for my Great Idea (TM) and I start a company initially planning to implement my Great Idea (TM) on my own and hire additional help on a basis ...
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How to measure human utilisation?

In The Phoenix Project the single graph in the entire book shows that as a person's workload increases into the high 90%s the wait time on them increases exponentially. In fact in the book it claims ...
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How to change existing policies in an organisation?

I assume that an organization wishing to do a DevOps transformation has some problems and policies it is interested in changing. This interest can come from top managers, middle managers, or even from ...
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Dealing with ambiguity of the terms publish vs. deploy

DevOps terminology sometimes originates in products as introduced by their authors. As a result, there are some standard actions described by ambigous terms. In mixed teams and large heterogeneous ...
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What is good and/or bad about Accenture's Multi-speed IT approach to DevOps?

Accenture are talking a lot about their "Multi-speed IT" approach. It appears in their strategy consulting here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-calibrating-multi-speed-it and on blog posts ...
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DevOps in research and science projects? [closed]

Is DevOps methodologically anyhow different or even applicable in the academia field if used in research and science projects?