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#DevOpsFriday5 with Curtis Yanko

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

It's the Ranger4 #DevOpsFriday5 series - today's contributor is Curtis Yanko. He's DevOpstastic!

1) What’s your preferred definition of DevOps?

The application of lean principles to IT.

2) When people ‘do’ DevOps, what’s the most common mistake you see them make?

Do it alone or at least exclude current stakeholders.

3) How do you recommend an organisation new to DevOps start?

Deployment automation is a great place to collaborate on applying lean principles to an IT process.

4) What’s your prediction for what DevOps will look like in 2020?

DevOps will be the norm and we won't be talking about 'it' but IT orgs will be talking about new organizational models to better deliver ITaaS.

5) Where do you like to go to get a DevOps hit?

  • I follow LinkedIn closely including groups for links other folks are sharing, the same goes for Twitter. I try to check them all out and read most then file the ones that resonate with me in my Flipboard - DevOps in the Enterprise, from there I can in turn share those back out to my networks.
  • I read all of the Gartner, Forester and IDC reports I have access to and participate in DevOps 'panels' with several of the analyst as well, where my peers and I from across industries share our stories.
  • I enjoy conferences and put a lot of energy into the 'hallway track' connecting with other IT leaders.
  • I even like vendor papers to see how folks are positioning their products and services and what their 'devops' story is.
  • I've read The Phoenix Project and can't wait for the DevOps cookbook to come out.

Curtis Yanko

About Curtis

Curtis Yanko has 17 years’ experience in Software Configuration Management and is currently focused on Application Development & Delivery at enterprise scale and a DevOps Center of Enablement. He is building out an enterprise grade Application Lifecycle Management system to provision and configure whole environments dynamically and helps reduce cycle times by identifying and removing bottlenecks in the development process that hamper productivity and reduce rework. Curtis helps improve application quality with a comprehensive automated testing strategy that reduces mean time to failure and provides support for both Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Curtis partners with InfoSec and Audit teams to help drive adoption.

Curtis was the winner of Sonatype's Luminary award for 2013 for thought leadership and vision in the application security space. He is also recognized by the Trusted Software Alliance in their 50 in 50 series for application quality and security.

Follow Curtis:

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His Website

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