Here is a video interview I gave summarizing some of the main themes and discussions which came out of the DevOps Summit on May 23rd in London: a shared goal for development and operations; anti-fragility as a way for DevOps and ITIL to complement each other; surface the quality of the software for all to see; tools can produce a step change in behavior for the better; and use the theory of constraints to focus improvements.
[At the Unicom DevOps Summit on 23rd May 2013 in London I gave a talk on The Business Case for DevOps; here is a summary of the talk, along with the slides. Update: now with video too.]
With an increasing number of organisations turning to DevOps to try to improve their software systems, it is becoming necessary to provide the business case for introducing DevOps, especially in organisations which perceive their main focus to be something other than software systems.
For me, building the business case for DevOps has three strands:
- Using appropriate terminology
- Recognising the huge technology shift which has occurred over the last few years
- Emphasising the importance of operability in our software systems