Dimitri Van Den Broek, Founding Member & Chief Evangelist at DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) is presenting 'The Role of the DevOps Coach, Today and Tomorrow, in the New Normal' at NXP DevDays.
We all know DevOps is strongly enabled by tools and automation. It’s not surprising organizations are investing heavily in these tools, to provide them efficiencies. However, what is surprising is that organizations are still figuring out this intangible “thing”, that works like magic, and can make or break your DevOps initiative, far beyond the value the tools can bring.
What this “thing" is?
Of course, this “thing” is... Culture.
Gartner predicts that through 2022, 75% of DevOps initiatives will fail to meet expectations due to issues around organizational learning and change and this is the context where DevOps Coaches come. h. Supporting individuals and teams to adopt DevOps principles and coach them for performance and change.
But what is DevOps Coaching exactly and why is it working? Why are so many organizations investing in them?
The simple answer to Why DevOps Coaching is that DevOps requires a deep cultural shift towards a new mindset, behaviors, and ways of working. Individuals and teams need support to adopt the DevOps principles and an external pair of eyes who can coach them for performance and change.
In this session, you will learn to appreciate the value of the DevOps Coach by looking at specific examples. We will look at how kids interact with their parents (they will easier accept advice from their friends than from parents) and we will look at what COVID-19 has taught us so far (Collaboration & innovation have become more important despite many of us being more isolated and remote)