Stop Hiring Devops Experts (And Start Growing Them) ###
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Everyone is putting “devops” on their LinkedIn profile, and everyone is trying to hire them. In this talk, Jez will argue this is not a recruitment problem but an organizations failure. This talk discusses how to grow great people and great organizations, and how the two problems are connected.
@jezhumble | #yow14 | december 8 2014
stop hiring devops experts
(and start growing them)
going agile! Oh shit!
Our test-driven code
Sometimes you need a blank template.
“the game has changed”
Andrew Shafer | @littleidea | “There Is No Talent Shortage” | http://slidesha.re/14TV4fd
what is devops?
a cross-functional community of practice
dedicated to the study of
building, evolving and operating
rapidly changing resilient systems at
hiring a devop
you can’t just hire in cultural change
experimentation / improvisation
we create and evolve systems and knowledge
we pursue clearly deﬁned stretch goals
how well do we cultivate knowledge?
safe to fail
creating a “devops team”*
not very eﬀective
"We acquire the strength we have overcome."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life
“From life's school of war: what does not kill me
makes me stronger.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
— Dave Snowden
retrospective prime directive
“Regardless of what we discover, we
understand and truly believe that
everyone did the best job they could,
given what they knew at the time, their
skills and abilities, the resources available,
and the situation at hand.”
— Norm Kerth
Dan Milstein | @danmil
disaster recovery testing
“For DiRT-style events to be successful, an
organization ﬁrst needs to accept system and
process failures as a means of learning… We
design tests that require engineers from several
groups who might not normally work together to
interact with each other. That way, should a real
large-scale disaster ever strike, these people will
already have strong working relationships”
Kripa Krishnan | http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2371297
@beerops | https://beero.ps/2017/06/17/on-failure-and-resilience/
The immediate response
from everyone around was to ask,
“What help do you need?”
high trust culture
Westrum, “A Typology of Organizational Cultures” | http://bmj.co/1BRGh5q
How organizations process information
what is devops?
“I’ll tell you EXACTLY what devops means.
Devops means giving a shit about your job enough
to not pass the buck. Devops means giving a shit
about your job enough to want to learn all the parts
and not just your little world.
Developers need to understand infrastructure.
Operations people need to understand code.
People need to fucking work with each other and
not just occupy space next to each other.”
John Vincent | @lusis | http://bit.ly/12DkRhf
Jesse Robbins, Co-founder, Opscode @jesserobbins
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