The DevOps Therapist

A DevOps Cultural Safe Zone

I was asked a few questions for my upcoming talk about DevOps Middle Managers. I would like to share them and my responses below. I would love to hear your answers!


In one sentence, how do you define DevOps?

  A culture of bringing teams and people closer together by encouraging the core behaviors that make us more human.

What challenges remain as part of implementing DevOps in your organization? How are you addressing them?

  Bringing the periphery to the center of the change and making it about everyone.

If DevOps was an Olympic event, which event would it be and why?

  Relay racing. Everyone must do their own part (accountability), however there must be a high degree of trust and faith in each other. The handoffs must be aligned, smooth and muscle memory.