Take it from IT leaders who have been there: Adopting a DevOps model will require strong leadership, exceptional people skills, a high tolerance for failure and financial savvy.
CTO Alexander Pluim described his company’s situation as typical: An enterprise technology system has issues, no one is sure what is going wrong, but each worker is positive it isn’t his fault. Fortunately for Pluim, CTO at Amsterdam-based BVA Auctions, he realized the reason for his team’s predicament.
“When I looked at people behind their desks, trying to guess on their own without communicating with the other disciplines, I was amazed,” he said. The different disciplines — developers, DBAs, IT operations folks — had no insight into what the others were doing.
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