How Not to Kill your DevOps Team

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A thriving DevOps culture should mean a thriving IT team, one that plays a critical role in achieving the company’s goals. But leave certain needs and warning signs unchecked and your DevOps initiative might just grind your team into the ground.

There are things that IT leaders can do to foster a healthy, sustainable DevOps culture. There are also some things you should not do, and they’re are just as important as the “do’s.” As in: By not  doing these things, you will not “kill” your DevOps team.

With that in mind, we sought out some expert advice on the “do’s” and “don’ts” that DevOps success tends to hinge upon. Ignore them at your team’s – and consequently your own – peril.

Do: Remove friction anywhere it exists

One of the goals of the early days of DevOps, one that continues today, was to remove the traditional silos that long existed in IT shops. The name itself reflects this: Development and operations are no longer separate wholly separate entities, but can now function as a closely aligned team.

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