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"DevOps is magic"

Overcoming obstacles to DevOps — Greg Bledsoe | DevOpsCon 2016

JAX Editorial Team
DevOps

All organizations that did not originate the DevOps moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. There are several key techniques that an agent of change can implement to smooth the transition and overcome these obstacles on the way to a smoother DevOps deployment process with the re-aligned silos that are characteristic of a healthy DevOps culture.

All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization.The technology in use, and more importantly, existing processes governing its deployment and development, may need to be modified or even replaced completely, and existing stakeholders with entrenched interests can throw a wrench in the works. There are several key techniques that an agent of change can implement to smooth the transition and overcome these obstacles on the way to a smoother DevOps deployment process with the re-aligned silos that are characteristic of a healthy DevOps culture.

Greg Bledsoe is a managing consultant at Accenture in the DevOps architecture practice and regularly advises and leads the implementation of DevOps principles and practices at the fortune 100. He is also a regularly published author. Greg has spent a career being responsible for keeping platforms secure and reliable. He brings twenty years of experience building scalable, secure and cost-effective environments. Greg is a certified ethical hacker and certified penetration tester and led a talented team with the same certifications at Personal, Inc. Greg has tackled large scaling challenges such as managing the explosive growth of third-party credit card processor TSYS from a few million accounts to hundreds of millions, including an extranet securely connecting hundreds of partners, clients, and vendors.

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