DevOpsGuys presented a short 30 min talk on the “Why” of DevOps last night at the @Magentys Enterprise DevOps event (sponsored by our good friends @Dyn).
The goal of the presentation was to give the attendees some of the reasons why the current models for product development and operations might not be suitable in a rapidly changing, cloud-hosting, mobile enabled world.
One of my favourite quotes from the talk if from a HBR article by John Kotter where he talks about how business needs to change (and not just IT!). We’ll be exploring some of Kotter’s ideas in our #DevOpsMBA series of blog articles over the coming months.
“The hierarchical structures and organizational processes we have used for decades to run and improve our enterprises are no longer up to the task of winning in this faster-moving world”John Kotter
The full slide deck is available below and on Slideshare.
If anyone is interested in having this presented to your teams or management at work to help kick-start your DevOps journey we’re happy to do an “encore performance” on-site (as long as you cover the travel expenses!).