How remote work could hasten DevOps success

How remote work could hasten DevOps success

The current shift to remote work has its challenges, but it can also accelerate DevOps: Many cultural barriers that organizations hit while trying to scale have gone away

up
17 readers like this
devops culture questions

For many, DevOps is a mythical concept: According to the DevOps Institute, DevOps remains difficult for more than 50 percent of organizations. And with many people working remotely now and for the foreseeable future, achieving alignment between development and operations may seem like a Herculean task.

DevOps is primarily about communication and collaboration, not the latest automation toolset.

However, many organizations are discovering that remote work is actually accelerating DevOps, by breaking down many of the barriers that have prevented it from scaling. The reason? DevOps is primarily about communication and collaboration, not the latest automation toolset. In today’s remote work environment, these core principles have become essential.

A new level of cross-functional collaboration

Creating a culture of cross-functional collaboration has often been the Achilles heel of DevOps. With everyone now distributed, physical and perceived barriers no longer exist, enabling stronger collaboration. The “them and us” mindset that often happens when teams sit in clusters creates silos that are difficult to break down. Remote work blurs these boundaries so individuals can collaborate more effectively to deliver high-quality, innovative software.

[ Also read: Digital transformation: Why this is a smart time to speed up. ]

These days, collaboration happens in scheduled meetings, video calls, and Slack channels. This reduces the risk of informal discussions derailing processes and helps to foster cross-functional teams aligned around the business need. Remote work removes traditional silos and creates more collaborative culture, which is the key to scaling DevOps.

The macroeconomic situation also encourages cross-functional collaboration: As organizations struggle to adjust while facing pressure to innovate to keep up with customer demands, they are increasingly recognizing DevOps as a lifeline rather than the latest technology fad.

As these organizations pivot to focus on digital, volatile customer needs, and the urgency of today’s business environment, cross-functional collaboration has become essential for businesses to thrive. The shift to remote work has ripped the Band-Aid off the cultural transformation aspect of DevOps, making a formerly slow transition sink or swim.

The shift to remote work has ripped the Band-Aid off the cultural transformation aspect of DevOps, making a formerly slow transition sink or swim.

But what will happen when remote work is no longer mandatory? Will organizations maintain it to ensure that DevOps continues to drive the business? Or will they decide that the cultural transformation is so entrenched that returning to an office environment will not derail their efforts? Only time will tell.

4 post-pandemic DevOps culture tips

Here are four things CIOs can do to foster and maintain this new collaborative culture in the post-pandemic new normal.

Maintain video rather than voice-based communications. The ability to see others, even virtually, is more effective than relying on voice communications. You can pick up on non-verbal cues, and participants can’t tune out.

Don’t rush back to the office. The world is changing, and change can be good. Don’t force people to return to old ways of doing things if the new way is helping DevOps permeate the organization. Instead, ask for feedback on how things can be improved and let your team evaluate what makes them more effective.

Don’t force people to return to old ways of doing things if the new way is helping DevOps permeate the organization.

Communicate, communicate, communicate. This is a core tenant of any successful leader, and it’s one of the few things that should not change. Remember that DevOps is fundamentally a people transformation, so ensure that active listening is a key part of your communications strategy.

Celebrate every DevOps milestone. Remember that people are humans, not machines. After these unprecedented dark times, celebrate how DevOps is impacting your organization and give everyone a reason to believe. This will not only help the business, but it’s also vital for humanity.

When the pandemic eases, we will all be dealing with a new normal. It’s up to CIOs to use this time to implement strategies that ensure that DevOps remains an intrinsic part of business success.

[ Get answers to key digital transformation questions and lessons from top CIOs: Download our digital transformation cheat sheet. ]

16 comments, Add yours below

How i become a member of the

How i become a member of the illuminati. my name is Destiny Brown,it has always be my dreams of becoming a member of the great illuminati.i went to the internet for research,i saw many testimonies on the internet,i said let me give a trier because i lost my job for the past 8 months and life has been so miserable for me and my family due to financial stability,because i have been scams for so many time but i never give up,not on till i meant the right source i will never give up,to my greatest surprise i saw a testimony of a man called Garry Raymond he was also a victim of been scam and he said how he become a full member without paying any money i picked up the number and message him on whatsapp +13019692020 and he gave me the guild lines am to follow before i will be accepted and i follow the rules as i was told i have to partake in the initiation ceremony before becoming a member so i did it,Surprisingly 48 hours after i was initiated, I receive a call from the head quarter that i have been fully initiated that all my benefit will be given to me as a new member,the sum of$2,000,000 us dollars to start a life and dream car of my choice and house of my choice many others.i have been in this group for the past five years now and the lord gram master appointed me as one of the agent am glad and happy with my family with joy and happiness. So if you are interested to be a member of the great illuminati  you can email the illuminati chamber (illuminatiwordoffame12@gmail.com) or call and text whatsapp this number  +13019692020 anyone who wants to join it is free to join.

Hello everyone I am Mr Smith

Hello everyone I am Mr Smith Benson from USA, I am giving a testimony on how I joined the illuminati brotherhood, I was trying to join this organization for so many years now,I was scammed by fake agent in south Africa and Nigeria, I was down,I could not feed my self and my family anymore and I tried to make money by all miss but all avail, I was afraid to contact any Illuminati agent because they have eat my money. One day I across a post of someone giving a testimony, thanking a man called Paul mark of being helping him to join the illuminati brotherhood, then I look at the man email and the phone number that was written there, it was a Nigeria number I was afraid to contact him because a Nigeria agent eat my $5,000 and go away with the money then I was very tired, confused and I decided to contact the person that was given the testimony and i called him and I communicated with him on phone calls before he started telling me his own story about when he wanted to join, he told me everything to do, then I made up my mind and called the agent called Paul mark and he told me everything to do, and I was initiated, surprisingly I was given my benefit of being a new member of the great illuminati brotherhood I was so happy,For those of you trying to join this organization this is your opportunity for you to join CONTACT MR PAUL MARK call (+2348163028633 or WhatsApp him +2348163028633 or email: illuminatiworldoffamous@gmail.com  

Attention to all,Attention to

Attention to all,Attention to all. Are you a business man singer soccer play trying to be grand and famous in life or trying to secure your wealth and position in the society and you want to get money, You can active all this within 3 days .Call  Our Masonic Temple At Florida +1-516-360-4278. Agent Chrissy. Email chrissylakesilluminati@gmail.comjoin Illuminati now to have Money, powers, fame,protection, cure to all illness and wealth beyond imagination ,  become your title in just three days. If interested to join the illuminati brotherhood,  brothers and sisters Contact our For your TempleNo matter where you are. No distance can affect the work of our baphomet. WhatsApp  +1-631-939-4267. Agent Olivia Berry. Email circle5illuminati@gmail.com. Don't forget your destiny is in your hands. Agent Smith +1-706-804-2665 email smithsantastemple666@gmail.com. The world have many things to offer us your believe is your achievement in life.

Hello Are you a businessman,

Hello Are you a businessman, politician, music,student and want
to be rich, powerful, and famous in the Life
needs the power
to achieve their dreams. You can achieve their
dreams by a
member of the Illuminate. with that all your
dreams and
desires of the heart that can fully achieved if you
really want
to be a member the great names of the
Illuminate then you
can make contact with illuminatistar74@gmail.com
Countries ................. ............................. State.
or
message Mr Frank on Whats-app +491639478840 or +2348100367800 thank you..

Hello Everyone I want to

Hello Everyone I want to quickly use this medium to share a testimony on how i was directed to a Legit and real illuminati member who have transformed my life from grass to grace, from being poor to a rich woman who can now boast of a healthy and wealthy life without stress or financial difficulties. After so many months of trying to to be a member of the illuminati and was scammed the sum of $3,000 i became so desperate in being a member online who will not add to my pains, then i decided to contact a friend of mine who recently became a member, we discussed about the issue and to our conclusion she told me about a man called Paul mark who is the grand master in the whole of Africa. So i applied to become a member of illuminati easily without stress and all the preparations where made concerning how to become a member in two(2) days i became a member and the sum of 1.5 million dollars was deposited into my bank account so i want to advice any one who wants to become a member should call him,+2348163028633 or WhatsApp him +2348163028633 or email (illuminatiworldoffamous@gmail.com) he does not know am doing this i pray that lucifer will bless him for the good things he has done in my life

Oh yes, illuminati is real

Oh yes, illuminati is real but been a member is something you go with the right connection, and that is why am here for you. I know, a lot has been said about illuminati but the truth still remains '' ILLUMINATI IS REAL '' and being a member is something you need to decide for yourself but to be initiated is the reason you need to follow my direction by contacting initiationlodgeofilluminati@gmail.com and can also WhatsApp +1 202 750 0111 for more details and registration.
As you are making a step on that, I likely wants to brief you, once you're initiated your life will turn around for good, because as a new member you will be given a sum of $2,000,000.00 and house in any country of your choice including also a car of your choice and other more. I know you might be wondering, what does it cost to be a member, but I tell you, REGISTRATION IS FREE because Illuminati is here to make you RICH, FAME AND POWERFUL

My testimony on how I became

My testimony on how I became an Illuminati member. I want to notify the people who want to join the great illuminate, on how I was helped by a great Illuminate member. His name is Mr Felix. Helping me on regaining back my life from the stage of death. after been sacked for about 5 years and six months. After been scam by so many member of the Illuminati. I have been hopeless, financially down through out those years. But one day, as I was browsing through the Internet, I came across the post of the Great Illuminate member, Mr Felix, saying you can be famous, rich and successful in life by been a member of the great Illuminati, immediately I contacted and I explained everything to him and he recommended me and helped and I pay for the membership registration form which will be used to initiate me, and I was initiated to the great Illuminati new world order. after and also they gave me all the guidelines and told me that all new members are rewarded with the sum of $1,000,000 US Dollars cash after initiation. With the help of Mr Felix. I was initiated fully as a complete Illuminati member. If you have fail into scammers before, or this your first time looking for  who to help you become a member, my advice for you is to give Mr Felix a try. He is your best chance of becoming what you ever wish for your future life, Contact him Email: felixmorganilluminati@gmail.com or  WhatsApp +2348056051569.

HELLO EVERYONE I WAS BROWSING

HELLO EVERYONE I WAS BROWSING THE INTERNET AND I
SAW A LOT OF
WRONG QUOTE CONCERNING THE ILLUMINATI SOCIETY, I
FELT BAD ABOUT
IT, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW FEW THINGS ABOUT THE
ILLUMINATI SOCIETY.
FIRST, I JOIN THE ILLUMINATI SOCIETY THROUGH THE HELP
OF AN AGENT
SOMEONE INTRODUCED ME TO ONLINE, AFTER YEARS OF
DETERMINATION TO BE A
MEMBER. BEING A MEMBER OF THE ILLUMINATI YOUR
WEALTH IS GUARANTEE, YOU
WILL BE PROTECTED, FAME, POWER INFLUENCE E.T.C ALL
THESE THEY WILL
GIVE YOU. ONE THING I WANT TO CORRECT IS THAT THE
ILLUMINATI DON'T PAY
MEMBER ANY SALARY, IF YOU ARE NEWLY INITIATED THEY
WILL GIVE YOU THE
SEED OF WEALTH AND BLESS YOU WITH WISDOM, POWER,
INFLUENCE E.T.C YOU
NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE SEED OF WEALTH IS THE
ONLY MONEY THE
ILLUMINATI SOCIETY GIVE TO THEIR MEMBER, WITH THIS
YOU CAN START
ANYTHING WITH THE MONEY AND YOU WILL BE
SUCCESSFUL. ANOTHER THING IS
THAT THE SOCIETY HAVE SPECIAL BLESSING FOR
POLITICIANS AND SUPER
STARS. BEING AN ILLUMINATI MEMBER IS A PERSONAL
DECISION, THE SOCIETY
DON'T FORCE OR BEG PEOPLE TO JOIN THEM. I JOINED
BECAUSE I WANT TO, NO
BODY FORCE ME AND AM VERY HAPPY TO BE A MEMBER
TODAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE
CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO MY LIFE BY MAKING ME ONE OF
THE LEADING
BUSINESS MAN IN THE WORLD. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
JOINING THE
ILLUMINATI SOCIETY CALL AGENT ALBERT WEALTH ON
.+2348106524057 OR WHATSAPP
OR CONTACT SCOTT WILSON ON +19135432628 OR EMAIL HIM ON.ILLUMINATITEMPLEOFWEALTH99@GMAIL.COM. HE WAS
THE ONE THAT HELP ME. THIS IS THE LITTLE HELP I CAN
GIVE YOU.

Dear brothers and sisters, I

Dear brothers and sisters, I want to quickly let you know how my life changed for the better david mark is my name and I live in California USA. I suffered to the extent that I almost committed suicide but I meant a friend who introduce me to this great group called ILLUMINATI. I was initiated and on my induction I was giving $2,000,000.00 USD and since then I became a millionaire and also I was giving a new car and a house. So many benefit I was given when I joined and my work for the hood is just to introduce new members in. So please if you want to be rich/wealthy and protected, I implore you to join the hood. To become a member, call/text/WhatsApp on +2348115366040

HELLO EVERYONE I WAS BROWSING

HELLO EVERYONE I WAS BROWSING THE INTERNET AND I
SAW A LOT OF
WRONG QUOTE CONCERNING THE ILLUMINATI SOCIETY, I
FELT BAD ABOUT
IT, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW FEW THINGS ABOUT THE
ILLUMINATI SOCIETY.
FIRST, I JOIN THE ILLUMINATI SOCIETY THROUGH THE HELP
OF AN AGENT
SOMEONE INTRODUCED ME TO ONLINE, AFTER YEARS OF
DETERMINATION TO BE A
MEMBER. BEING A MEMBER OF THE ILLUMINATI YOUR
WEALTH IS GUARANTEE, YOU
WILL BE PROTECTED, FAME, POWER INFLUENCE E.T.C ALL
THESE THEY WILL
GIVE YOU. ONE THING I WANT TO CORRECT IS THAT THE
ILLUMINATI DON'T PAY
MEMBER ANY SALARY, IF YOU ARE NEWLY INITIATED THEY
WILL GIVE YOU THE
SEED OF WEALTH AND BLESS YOU WITH WISDOM, POWER,
INFLUENCE E.T.C YOU
NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE SEED OF WEALTH IS THE
ONLY MONEY THE
ILLUMINATI SOCIETY GIVE TO THEIR MEMBER, WITH THIS
YOU CAN START
ANYTHING WITH THE MONEY AND YOU WILL BE
SUCCESSFUL. ANOTHER THING IS
THAT THE SOCIETY HAVE SPECIAL BLESSING FOR
POLITICIANS AND SUPER
STARS. BEING AN ILLUMINATI MEMBER IS A PERSONAL
DECISION, THE SOCIETY
DON'T FORCE OR BEG PEOPLE TO JOIN THEM. I JOINED
BECAUSE I WANT TO, NO
BODY FORCE ME AND AM VERY HAPPY TO BE A MEMBER
TODAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE
CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO MY LIFE BY MAKING ME ONE OF
THE LEADING
BUSINESS MAN IN THE WORLD. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
JOINING THE
ILLUMINATI SOCIETY CALL AGENT ALBERT WEALTH ON
.+2348106524057 OR WHATSAPP
OR CONTACT SCOTT WILSON ON +19135432628 OR EMAIL HIM ON.ILLUMINATITEMPLEOFWEALTH99@GMAIL.COM. HE WAS
THE ONE THAT HELP ME. THIS IS THE LITTLE HELP I CAN
GIVE YOU.

Join Illuminati lodge today

Join Illuminati lodge today to gain limitless wealth´s and power´s. Don't fail to see the light today brother's and sister's. If interested to join the great Illuminati lodge headquarters at USA California, Los Angeles State today. Kindly inbox the great brotherhood Illuminati lodge secret society Agent Mr, Richard Hahn on whats-app mobile now or call (+12133573827). For more information on how to join discreetly and easily with no hassles. Remember the greatest risk in life is to never take a risk. Join today and meet up with your financial expectations.

Warning you must be above 18 years of age.

"We are always watching over you" Hail the light.

Join Illuminati lodge today

Join Illuminati lodge today to gain limitless wealth´s and power´s. Don't fail to see the light today brother's and sister's. If interested to join the great Illuminati lodge headquarters at USA California, Los Angeles State today. Kindly inbox the great brotherhood Illuminati lodge secret society Agent Mr, Richard Hahn on whats-app mobile now or call (+12133573827). For more information on how to join discreetly and easily with no hassles. Remember the greatest risk in life is to never take a risk. Join today and meet up with your financial expectations.

Warning you must be above 18 years of age.

"We are always watching over you" Hail the light.

Join Illuminati lodge today

Join Illuminati lodge today to gain limitless wealth´s and power´s. Don't fail to see the light today brother's and sister's. If interested to join the great Illuminati lodge headquarters at USA California, Los Angeles State today. Kindly inbox the great brotherhood Illuminati lodge secret society Agent Mr, Richard Hahn on whats-app mobile now or call (+12133573827). For more information on how to join discreetly and easily with no hassles. Remember the greatest risk in life is to never take a risk. Join today and meet up with your financial expectations.

Warning you must be above 18 years of age.

"We are always watching over you" Hail the light.

Join Illuminati lodge today

Join Illuminati lodge today to gain limitless wealth´s and power´s. Don't fail to see the light today brother's and sister's. If interested to join the great Illuminati lodge headquarters at USA California, Los Angeles State today. Kindly inbox the great brotherhood Illuminati lodge secret society Agent Mr, Richard Hahn on whats-app mobile now or call (+12133573827). For more information on how to join discreetly and easily with no hassles. Remember the greatest risk in life is to never take a risk. Join today and meet up with your financial expectations.

Warning you must be above 18 years of age.

"We are always watching over you" Hail the light.

Join Illuminati lodge today

Join Illuminati lodge today to gain limitless wealth´s and power´s. Don't fail to see the light today brother's and sister's. If interested to join the great Illuminati lodge headquarters at USA California, Los Angeles State today. Kindly inbox the great brotherhood Illuminati lodge secret society Agent Mr, Richard Hahn on whats-app mobile now or call (+12133573827). For more information on how to join discreetly and easily with no hassles. Remember the greatest risk in life is to never take a risk. Join today and meet up with your financial expectations.

Warning you must be above 18 years of age.

"We are always watching over you" Hail the light.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR RICHES,

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR RICHES, FAME, POWERS, KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM, AND OTHER REWARDS. Are you a business Man or Woman, Politician, Musician, Pastor, Lawyer, Actor, Actress, Banker, Footballer, Model, Graduate, student, Engineer And you want to be Rich, Famous and Powerful in Life, THIS IS YOUR GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY, The Illuminati brotherhood offer you Riches, Powers and Fame. You can achieve all your dreams and heart desire by being a member of the Illuminati brotherhood, Long life and prosperity here on Earth. Note: The Illuminati do not accept human sacrifices and no sharing of human blood if you are really interested contact us today via joinilluminaticlub44@gmail.com or Whatsapp +233238685579

Comment Now

Antony Edwards is the COO at Eggplant. He studied computer engineering at the University of South Wales, Australia, then started his career as a developer in Sydney before joining IBM Research in New York.

7 New CIO Rules of Road

CIOs: We welcome you to join the conversation

Related Topics

Submitted By Rich Theil
May 28, 2020

Who is your digital transformation really serving - your customers, or your shareholders? Use these exercises to determine where and how to shift focus

Submitted By Eveline Oehrlich
May 28, 2020

When you bring up Robotic Process Automation, many employees still think "job loss." Here's what to know as you shape RPA plans - and deal with team fears

Submitted By Kevin A. Haskew
May 28, 2020

Want to refocus your roadmap and move faster? Here's how we're reviewing which priorities should be added, accelerated, or reconsidered as we plan for the future.

x

Email Capture

Keep up with the latest thoughts, strategies, and insights from CIOs & IT leaders.