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My personal view is NO. It needs DevOps for sure, but not DevOps managers. There is a simple explanation and a more well defined, elaborate explanation to this question though. The simple explanation first. A Manager's role needs to be associated with some outcome. A Project Manager - is responsible for the outcome of successful project, a Business Manager - is responsible for the outcome of a growing and profitable business, a Service Manager - is responsible for delivering improved service, etc. Devops is not an outcome. It's a means to an end - that end being continuous delivery. Does this mean I am okay with a Continuous Delivery Manager instead of a DevOps Manager? Technically yes. If continuous delivery is the only desired outcome. Typically it is not. The desired outcome is the predictable and 'on demand' delivery of new functionalities from applications and ... (more)

Struggling to Scale Agile? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Agile #DigitalTransformation

From slow and rigid to fast and flexible. That was the promise of Agile to IT. What it meant was that ideas coming from business would be converted into working software rapidly. It meant that IT will be more responsive to what business wants and needs and will not spend an eternity analysing the requirements, writing detailed specifications and then sending them back to business to review. Some of that has happened. Product backlogs are more informal and easier to maintain and update than formal specifications. IT pushes business to prioritize and tries to break the requirement... (more)

Deconstructing the '2014 State of Devops' Report

There is a very famous maxim in statistics - correlation does not imply causation. If you Google 'interesting correlations', you'll see that correlations have been established between ice cream consumption and murder, pirate shortage and global warming, organic food and autism, internet explorer and murder (this one is not so surprising ), obesity and the debt bubble and many other such extremely disconnected phenomenon. Having said that, the reverse is also true - correlation does not imply no causation. Moreover, there is this entire universe of literature available on 'cognitive... (more)

Struggling to scale Agile?

Small teams are more effective. The general agreement is that anything from 5 to 12 is the 'right' small. But of course small teams will also have 'small' throughput - relatively speaking. So if your demand is X and the throughput of a small team is X/10, you probably need 10 teams to meet that demand. But more teams also mean more effort to coordinate and align their efforts in the same direction. So, the challenge is how to harness the power of small teams and yet orchestrate multiples of them to get higher throughput. In the context of enterprise Agile, this is very critical. F... (more)

Digital - Design Thinking = Status Quo | @ThingsExpo #DigitalTransformation

Every time I call up any customer support and hear the familiar 'all our representatives are busy dealing with other customers,' that my call is very important to them and from the more technologically advanced ones that I am 'fourth in the queue and my approximate wait time is 23 minutes,' I wonder why can't they simply call me back when they are free? They already have my contact number. Some of them actually play some music while I wait - which is still better than those who actually take that opportunity to inform me about their new products. Have you realized that you might... (more)