Steps to Creating a DevOps Culture in an Organization

Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. M. Conway

I started out writing a verbose post about how to create a DevOps culture in an enterprise. After sleeping on it, I realized that people really need tactical suggestions on how to create a DevOps culture, not just a description. So here’s a DevOps Culture todo list.

A DevOps Culture Todo List

You also might want to take a look at the history of the DevOps term to get some perspective.

And then watch the presentation of a team that did it.

And a presentation I gave about a DevOps team that I was a part of.

One of my goals with this post is to discourage you from creating a team called DevOps. Unless your new DevOps team consists of Developers, Operations and QA and are together responsible for delivery, I think creating a separate team is a byproduct of not knowing what tactics to execute that results in a DevOps culture. For that reason, I created a todo list that you can execute which I believe will result in a DevOps culture. Good luck.