he new world order of business is increasingly centered on the speed in which an organization can leverage digital commerce to rapidly deliver goods and services to consumers. This movement was ignited by the success of companies such as Amazon and Google – who are disrupting traditional businesses by serving consumers better and faster with innovative technology.
To move at this kind of speed, businesses must transform. This means IT needs to be a front office strategic imperative to business and not the back office support system for internal operations. The reality today is that separation between Dev and Ops in large organizations still reigns supreme. We all know this has to change.
In the Ops world many of us seeDevOps as the future. Our developer brethren think about Agile development practices and moving from multi-month (or year!) development cycles to short sprints. We are all really talking about the same thing. Breaking down organizational boundary’s and integrating teams to move faster. Then integrating tool chains so that we have common tooling and don’t need to hand off artifacts (see CODE!) and continuously delivering innovation for the business. There is a process for making this transition and that we here at Opscode have seen in practice. Adam will talk about the 5 key drivers of success in making that transition.
Warning - business transformation is not for the light of heart!