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8/7/2016
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8 Ways To Fail At DevOps

There are plenty of places in the DevOps process where an organization can run aground on rocky shoals of woe. Here, we highlight eight points of DevOps failure. Hint: None of these involve technology.
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Assume It's Only About Automation

Yes, a key part of DevOps is automating software distribution. Yes, for some people, the move to automation is a critical part of their transition to DevOps. But, if automating distribution is all you do, then you're going to have trouble making it all the way to real DevOps.

Automation alone will still leave communications and process chasms between development and operations teams. Make automation part of DevOps -- not the entirety of your DevOps plan -- and you'll be much farther along the path to success.

(Image: geralt via Pixabay)

Assume It's Only About Automation

Yes, a key part of DevOps is automating software distribution. Yes, for some people, the move to automation is a critical part of their transition to DevOps. But, if automating distribution is all you do, then you're going to have trouble making it all the way to real DevOps.

Automation alone will still leave communications and process chasms between development and operations teams. Make automation part of DevOps -- not the entirety of your DevOps plan -- and you'll be much farther along the path to success.

(Image: geralt via Pixabay)

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8/11/2016 | 7:06:43 PM
Excellent Article - What about leadership alignment and incentives for DevOps transformation "fails"?
Hi Curtis. Love your article. I relate to every one of the failure modes. You are dead on ! I am curious if you have seen DevOps transformation "failures" related to lack of sufficient leadership alignment around DevOps and lack of appropriate incentives that encourage end-to-end team collaboration? Sincerely, Marc Hornbeek, Principal Consultant - DevOps, Trace3
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