Continuous Discussions (#c9d9): Episode 21 Recap – Implementing a DevOps Culture

devops-cultureDevOps is first and foremost a mindset. While encompassing tools and processes as well, any DevOps initiative must begin with a cultural change.

90 of all DevOps initiatives without a culture component fail, and culture is not easily or quickly changed.

On this morning’s #c9d9 episode we asked our panelists to share their views on the most crucial component to any DevOps transformation:  How do you foster a culture conducive of DevOps? How do you create an environment based on mutual respect, experimentation and disciplined freedom?

Watch the recording below to learn tips, best practices, and real-world examples for how organizations navigate the cultural shift to Agile, DevOps & Continuous Delivery – from the leadership’s perspective, as well as at the teams’ level. How do you facilitate silo-busting and system-level thinking? how do you encourage experimentation? support a blameless culture, constant practice for game-day, and more.

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This episode features:

Aaron LeeAaron Lee
VP of Transformation Services at Pythian. DevOps practitioner committed to creating successful business outcomes for clients.
@observator |
alon beckerAlon Becker
DevOps Architect at AOL. Alon is involved in DevOps transformation at several companies, both Start Ups and Enterprises.
@alonbecker |
Mike KavisMike Kavis
VP/PrincipaI Architect @ CloudTP Analyst at Forbes & The Virtualization Practice. Author of Architecting the Cloud. No hype, just lessons learned.
@madgreek65 |
Randy BiasRandy Bias
Randy Bias, VP Technology, EMC former founder of Cloudscaling (acquired by EMC) and Director at the OpenStack Foundation.
@randybias |
Robert KalweitRobert Kalweit
Certified ScrumMaster with 7 yrs experience and an agile mindset that helps to execute tasks efficiently, on time and with personal heartiness.

On the next episode of Continuous Discussions:


Episode 22: The Transformative Benefits of DevOps and CD – with Gene Kim

Join us – and Gene Kim – on July 28 to discuss real-world examples of the benefits of DevOps & CD for large enterprises across different industries.

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This episode will feature:

gene kimGene Kim
DevOps enthusiast, researcher and co-author of the best-selling book “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” and the founder of IT Revolution.
@RealGeneKim |
vincent-thavonekhamVincent Thavonekham
Deeply involved in DevOps and Agility, Vincent has met few times Jeff Sutherland and Alistair Cockburn, and authored definitions such as the ‘Scrum Pattern’
@vthavo |

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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) is a bi-weekly series. See all episdoes here.

Sam Fell

Sam Fell is responsible for Product Marketing at Electric Cloud. He is a Dad, a DevOps enthusiast, a technology enthusiast, a “doing things right” enthusiast and an enthusiasm enthusiast.
Sam Fell

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