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9 'People Problems' Plaguing DevOps

When enterprise IT teams transition to a DevOps approach, they often face difficult organizational and cultural challenges.
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Any DevOps expert worth anything will tell you that simply deploying DevOps tools will not transform your IT group into a DevOps team. Instead, you need to make a true cultural change within your organization.

And unfortunately, changing people is far more difficult than changing technology.

When they first begin implementing DevOps, most IT teams run into challenges related to their culture and/or the structure of their organization. These obstacles can make it difficult for organizations to achieve the agility and the cooperation between development and operations personnel that are the hallmarks of the DevOps approach.

Fortunately, these hurdles can be overcome. And organizations that successfully resolve these issues see significant benefits as a result. In the Interop ITX 2017 State of DevOps report, organizations that had successfully transitioned to DevOps said they experienced increased collaboration (46%), faster software deployments (39%), less time spent on application maintenance (39%), improved application quality and performance (38%), reduced costs (25%) and increased revenue (20%) as a result.

This research and other vendor-sponsored surveys highlight some of the most common "people problems" experienced by organizations that are transitioning to DevOps. The slides that follow delve into these issues, as well as presenting some common techniques for overcoming these challenges.

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Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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