It's the Ranger4 #DevOpsFriday5 series - today we're featuring Magnus Hedemark. Thanks Magnus - you're DevOpstastic.
1) What’s your preferred definition of DevOps?
DevOps is a business culture that aligns the entire organization around a common goal. I think @botchagalupe nailed it with CAMS.
2) When people ‘do’ DevOps, what’s the most common mistake you see them make?
Putting tools above culture, and enforcing hierarchical silos.
3) How do you recommend an organisation new to DevOps start?
Adopt a Kanban process based on how you currently work today. Make your workflow visible, and incrementally improve it.
4) What’s your prediction for what DevOps will look like in 2020?
Hopefully the principles of DevOps will be well-established, but known under a more effective name.
5) Where do you like to go to get a DevOps hit?
Local professional groups, DevOps Cafe podcast, Twitter, side chats at conferences.
Magnus is a senior level operations professional, Agile leader, and DevOps evangelist. He has spent most of his career as a Systems Engineer, sometimes as a (people) manager. He subscribes to the idea that DevOps is a logical culmination of Agile, Lean, and Operations Science values, principles, and methodologies, and a natural progression of Open Source model extending to orchestrating the enterprise. The technical skillset that he brings to the table is complemented by his desire for putting just as much focus on philosophy and team culture as he placse on technical solutions to satisfy business needs. Get the people side of the equation right first, and the technology will follow.
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