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#DevOpsFriday5 with Clifford Berg

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

It's the Ranger4 #DevOpsFriday5 series - today's contributor is Clifford Berg. Take it away Cliff!

1) What’s your preferred definition of DevOps?

Integrating IT development, deployment, and operations into a single continuous value delivery stream.

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

They create low level positions that actually require high level skills such as coaching, facilitation, advocacy and mentoring, and senior software engineering experience in building maintainable systems. When they can't find all those skills cheaply, they hire college grads who rapidly create mountains of unmaintainable infrastructure code.

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

Have the development, deployment, and operations teams read about it, and together create a migration plan for moving to devops over time. The plan should be incremental and pilot based.

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

All the tools will be different. It will be more declarative and baked into vendor products. It will have moved back to static languages, which are more amenable to a declarative approach that can be statically validated.

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

I enjoy talking to colleagues and hearing about their experiences.

Cliff BergAbout Cliff

Cliff is a highly experienced IT transformation and “enterprise agile coach” with "DevOps" experience.
Cliff is also the author of four books, including application of agile methods to high assurance development, and enterprise agile transformation. Experienced speaker and meeting facilitator.

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