Making DevOps Valuable | Sasha Rosenbaum

Learn how to make DevOps valuable in your organization with Sasha Rosenbaum's 10 practical tips. From setting objectives to fostering a culture of continuous improvement, this talk will help you achieve DevOps success.

Key takeaways
  1. Start with an objective. What do you want to achieve with your DevOps transformation? Do you want to improve reliability, reduce downtime, or increase velocity? Once you know your objective, you can start to define metrics that will help you measure your progress.
  2. Align incentives between dev and ops. Make sure that everyone in your organization is working towards the same goal. This means aligning the incentives of developers and operations teams so that they are both motivated to deliver reliable, high-quality software.
  3. Define error budgets. An error budget is a way to measure how much risk you are willing to take in order to achieve your objectives. By defining an error budget, you can create a safety net that will help you avoid major outages.
  4. Measure the right things. Not all metrics are created equal. When choosing metrics, it is important to focus on those that are actionable and that will help you achieve your objectives.
  5. Use metrics to drive improvement. Once you have defined your metrics, you need to use them to drive improvement. This means regularly reviewing your metrics and taking action to improve them.
  6. Automate everything you can. Automation can help you improve efficiency and reduce errors. By automating as much of your DevOps process as possible, you can free up your team to focus on more strategic initiatives.
  7. Invest in training and development. Your team needs to have the skills and knowledge to be successful. Invest in training and development to help them learn new technologies and best practices.
  8. Foster a culture of continuous improvement. DevOps is a journey, not a destination. It is important to foster a culture of continuous improvement so that your team is always looking for ways to improve their processes and deliver better software.
  9. Celebrate your successes. When you achieve a milestone, take the time to celebrate your success. This will help to motivate your team and keep them engaged in the DevOps process.
  10. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are struggling to implement DevOps in your organization, don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available, including consultants, books, and online communities.