With pressure for speed and agility, we seem to forget the original vision of DevOps (more collaborative culture to bridge the gap between IT and Dev) and instead get carried away by different tools. Its sad to see that instead of focusing on individuals and interactions, teams spend considerable amount of time learning tools and working in isolation or hiring people, who only how to use tools. DevOps is NOT just about automation. Automation is a by product.

In this experience report, I would share the story of an organisation, who built successful DevOps culture but did not use any fancy tools. In fact we simply used rsync and CI using basic shell commands for our deployments. I'm hoping this experience would help new techies to take some time off to understand the importance of CULTURE and STRUCTURE instead of focusing on just TOOLING aspect of it.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • General approach towards DevOps
  • DevOps and agile
  • Identifying need for skills
  • Do tools always help?
  • Choosing the right thing(People and Tools)
  • Plan for long term
  • Principles to follow for successful DevOps

Learning Outcome

  • Why investing in people/culture rather than just tools is important
  • How we set up the right culture for DevOps
  • Know when do you need to scale up your team
  • Know how to get structure right for DevOps

Target Audience

Startup Founders, People hiring for DevOps, Managers, Developers, Architects, Mentors

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Ashish,

        First off, I dig the title.  I've said the same thing quite a few times before, and am amazed at how many complex Java programs I encounter from people that don't know rsync....I digress.

     

    The slides you posted are very rudimentary.  More of an overview of topics.  Have you delivered this session before?

     

    I would like to see your topic oriented around principles -> practices -> tools.  Is that where you are going with this?  It seems underlying but not sure if you called it out.

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • Joel Tosi
      By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Ashish,

         To make a decision, I need to understand if your talk is just around culture, and if so is that the deck you are using - or is it about principles that are important regardless of tools - i.e. the principles of devops are realizable without fancy tools, etc?  

      Thanks much,

      Joel

      • Ashish Nanotkar
        By Ashish Nanotkar  ~  2 years ago
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        Hi Joel,

               The presentation is about the DevOps culture and how to work to get it right.

        The talk does not advocate about using fancy tools and encourages to get the culture setup on priority. The automation and tooling can take care of themselves.

        If it works for a team, however trivial it is, its good DevOps.

         

        The slides attached are not specific to this topic. It was rather an introduction that I had presented at a local conference here. I would update the slides soon.

        Thanks.

        • Joel Tosi
          By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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          Thanks much Ashish.  Will this be a new presentation?  I was wondering if you had a deck that would help me understand the talk a little better and how it would flow.

           

          Best,

          Joel

          • Ashish Nanotkar
            By Ashish Nanotkar  ~  2 years ago
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            Hey Joel, The slides are a work in progress. Please expect them by this Saturday.

            I am eager to finish and view them as well.

            Regards,

            Ashish Nanotkar