Re: DevOps Culture Clash
very well-said, Lori. I think this is partially an age-old problem when it comes to IT, and that's overhype and overuse of buzzwords - without understanding their real meaning. We see lots of articles on 'what DevOps is and what it isn't', but we shouldn't have to, right? If someone is going to use the word (and as you say, if a consulting firm is going to list it as their specialty), they should know what it means, shouldn't they? DevOps is about results-driven, specific goals - that's not incidental to the idea, that's the whole idea!
As for getting IT pros to adopt culture shifts overnight... yeah, that's not really going to happen? And why should it? That sounds more like trying check something off a list than trying to achieve a real business goal. You have emphasize the aspect they'll benefit from (and believe it or not, helping the business is one of them. They want to help the business). Developers want all this red tape to get out of their way, they want processes to be focused on specific, achievable goals. Dont emphasize how much faster they'll have to get things done - emphasize how much faster they'll be able to get things done.