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DevOps is a Christmas Story

Posted by Steve Green on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

DevOps is a Christmas Story

Steve GreenSo I was thinking about how we could get into the holiday spirit and it occurred to me that the words of a well known Christmas carol could lend themselves quite nicely...so here goes

Twelve DevOps days of Christmas

"On the First day of Christmas a colleague gave to me ...a long and nasty email blaming me...

On the Second day of Christmas a colleague gave to me Two startled devs 
On the Third day of Christmas a colleague gave to me Three ops in crisis 
On the Fourth day of Christmas a colleague gave to me Four coffee breaks 
On the Fifth day of Christmas a colleague gave to me Five old findings 
On the Sixth day of Christmas a colleague gave to me Six defects costing 
On the Seventh day of Christmas my colleagues gave to me Seven unwanted features 
On the Eighth day of Christmas my colleagues gave to me Eight meetings cancelled
On the Ninth day of Christmas a colleague gave to me Nine clients leaving
On the Tenth day of Christmas my colleagues gave to me Ten releases failing 
On the Eleventh day of Christmas my colleague gave to me Eleven missing targets
On the Twelfth day of Christmas my colleagues gave to me Twelve re-organisations" 
 

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But hang on...Christmas doesn't have to be like this!..A Ranger4 DevOps Maturity Assessment (DMA) is the best way to baseline the current situation, define the future desired state, map the way forward, identify areas for early attention and get early buy in from all the key stakeholders in your company. You can then sit back, relax and hum the tune of the Twelve days of Christmas whilst absorbing these words in a Zen like manner..  

"On the First day of Christmas I was surprised to see [break]... all working DevOpstastically ...

On the Second day of Christmas my new team gave to me Two hours for lunch
On the Third day of Christmas my new team gave to me Three consistent goals
On the Fourth day of Christmas my new team gave to me Four DevOps tools
On the Fifth day of Christmas my new team gave to me the internet of things
On the Sixth day of Christmas my new team gave to me Six innovations
On the Seventh day of Christmas my new team gave to me Seven success stories
On the Eighth day of Christmas my new team gave to me Eight business metrics
On the Ninth day of Christmas my new team gave to me Nine happy clients
On the Tenth day of Christmas my new team gave to me Ten more releases
On the Eleventh day of Christmas my new team gave to me Eleven great responses
On the Twelfth day of Christmas my new team gave to me Twelve days vacation" 

I'm sure you can do better so please be #DevOpstastic and send us your versions, the one we love best will win a great prize!

Let's all succeed this holiday season... from all at Ranger4

Steve Green works at Ranger4 follow him @ranger4steve 

Topics: DevOps Maturity