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Six DevOps Misconceptions Debunked: The road to DevOps success is littered with myths and misconceptions

Nastel Technologies®
May 21, 2019

Here are the largest potholes you need to avoid;

While DevOps is firmly grounded in reality, numerous myths and misconceptions have grown up around the concept, several of which have prevented organizations from getting the most out of their teams.

Is your organization functioning under one or more DevOps misconceptions? Here’s a rundown of the six top myths you need to avoid.

1. DevOps is a cultural transformation that can’t happen quickly or be mandated

Culture does not transform; humans transform when inspired to do so, observed Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute, a professional organization. “While we know that cultural transformation is as critical to DevOps as digital transformation, culture is often painted as a single ‘thing’ that can be transformed or changed,” she said.

Culture is, in fact, a complex mesh of social and psychological interactions and behaviors that affect how humans perceive their work environment, management support, and peer-to-peer relationships. “Changing the way humans think, behave and work is not easy and requires a different set of strategic and tactical initiatives that do not involve automation or technology,” Groll noted.

The most successful DevOps organizations are those that visibly invest in people. Such organizations have shifted their organizational design, hired coaches, launched hackathon days, and provided ongoing opportunities for their teams to get upskilled. “This approach not only expedites flow, but it also makes these organizations highly attractive to top talent,” Groll said.

2. DevOps is all about tools and automation

Although automation is essential at different stages across DevOps, it’s also important to establish the right practices and culture before addressing automation, stated Prasanna Singaraju, CTO and co-founder of Qentelli, an IT services company focusing on several areas, including DevOps. “If current processes that do not lend themselves to DevOps are automated, it will only lead to accelerated chaos,” he noted. “Also, investing in tools and resources and hoping they will somehow magically solve problems will only lead to lost time and demotivated teams.”

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