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Becoming an Elite Performer - Applying Lessons from the 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps Report [DevOpsDays Columbus 2019-09-19]

Dave Stanke
September 19, 2019

Becoming an Elite Performer - Applying Lessons from the 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps Report [DevOpsDays Columbus 2019-09-19]

The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps Report represents six years of research and data from over 31,000 professionals worldwide. It is the largest and longest running research of its kind, providing an independent view into the practices and capabilities that drive high performance.

Among other things, the 2019 report finds that elite performers deploy code 208 times more frequently and recover from incidents 2,604 faster than low performers.

How do you put the findings of this report to work for your team?

This talk provides a view into the Accelerate State of DevOps Report and offers advice on how you can use this research to guide improvements for your team.

Dave Stanke

September 19, 2019

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  1. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 DevOps has “crossed the chasm” 2018 2019 48%

    High performers 7% Elite 37% Medium performers 15% Low performers 20% Elite 23% High performers 44% Medium performers 12% Low performers
  2. 02 Delivering software quickly, reliably, and safely is at the

    heart of technology transformation and organizational performance.
  3. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 Speed and stability are both possible 208 Times

    more Frequent code deployments 106 Times faster Lead time from commit to deploy 2,604 Times faster Time to recover from incidents 7 Times lower Change failure rate (changes are 1/7 as likely to fail)
  4. 03 The best strategies for scaling DevOps in organizations focus

    on structural solutions that build community.
  5. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 Elite teams favor strategies that create community structures

    Communities of practice Grassroots Proof of Concept (POC) as a template POC as seed
  6. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 What works? What doesn’t? Bottom-up or grassroots Training

    centers Centers of excellence Communities of practice A big bang approach
  7. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 Only 29% of respondents met all 5 characteristics

    of cloud computing On-demand self-service Broad network access Resource pooling Rapid elasticity Measured service
  8. 05 Productivity can drive improvements in work/life balance and reductions

    in burnout, and organizations can make smart investments to support it.
  9. 06 There’s a right way to handle the change approval

    process, and it leads to improvements in speed and stability and reductions in burnout.
  10. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 Focus resources on what is currently holding you

    back, then iterate: Identify constraints and choose the next target.
  11. @davidstanke 2019-09-19 Source: Reproduced by permission of Mike Rother, from

    Toyota Kata Practice Guide: Practice Scientific Thinking Skills for Superior Results in 20 Minutes a Day by Mike Rother (McGraw-Hill 2018).