Automation Is Not DevOps

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It may sound counterproductive from an Automation specialist to reveal the limitations of his job, but I have seen a wide range of inefficiencies, and many failed attempt to fix them.

To be clear from the outset, I do think technology and automation are a mandatory milestone in a company’s DevOps journey, but they are no more than tools or enabler to achieve something bigger: help delivering the business value people expect when you mention that term: DevOps.

If you’re familiar with the CALMS model, you know that Automation is only one of the 5 pillars for DevOps.

The others, Culture, Lean, Metrics and Sharing are equally important, and a good reminder that it’s not only about technology. The problem with those is that it’s a bit harder to action them directly, it requires some knowledge, analysis, thinking and… iterations!

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