Stop Hiring Devops Experts (And Start Growing Them) - PuppetConf 2013

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"Stop Hiring Devops Experts (And Start Growing Them)" by Jez Humble, Principal, ThoughtWorks.

Presentation Overview: Everyone is putting "devops" on their LinkedIn profile, and everyone is trying to hire them. In this talk, Jez will argue this is not a recruitment problem but an organizations failure. This talk discusses how to grow great people and great organizations, and how the two problems are connected.

Speaker Bio: Jez Humble is a Principal at ThoughtWorks Studios, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.

Stop Hiring Devops Experts (And Start Growing Them) - PuppetConf 2013

  1. 1. @jezhumble puppetconf, 23 august 2013 stop hiring devops experts (and start growing them) Friday, August 23, 13
  2. 2. hiring a devop http://gun.io/blog/how-to-hire-devops/ Friday, August 23, 13
  3. 3. “the game has changed” Andrew Shafer | @littleidea | “There Is NoTalent Shortage” | http://slidesha.re/14TV4fd Friday, August 23, 13
  4. 4. Michael Sahota | @MichaelSahota | http://bit.ly/13Btc5c Friday, August 23, 13
  5. 5. you can’t hire in cultural change http://www.cutestpaw.com/images/one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other/ Friday, August 23, 13
  6. 6. experimentation / improvisation we grow systems and knowledge 20% time, pairing how well do we cultivate knowledge? role of management? cultivation culture Friday, August 23, 13
  7. 7. creating a “devops team” training buying tools hiring people not very effective Friday, August 23, 13
  8. 8. fragile Friday, August 23, 13
  9. 9. resilient http://www.flickr.com/photos/scjody/4628723629/ Friday, August 23, 13
  10. 10. antifragile Friday, August 23, 13
  11. 11. antifragile "We acquire the strength we have overcome." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life “From life's school of war: what does not kill me makes me stronger.” -- Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols Friday, August 23, 13
  12. 12. game days Friday, August 23, 13
  13. 13. simian army http://diannemarsh.com Friday, August 23, 13
  14. 14. establish a sense of urgency "a majority of employees, perhaps 75 percent of management overall, and virtually all of the top executives need to believe that considerable change is absolutely essential” John P. Kotter, Leading Change, p51 Friday, August 23, 13
  15. 15. what does devops mean? “when confronted with the question, ‘Are you a DevOps?’ I answered the only way I knew how. Someone was asking me not whether I was qualified to fill a role, but whether I believed in a movement. Whether flow was of the utmost importance. Whether communication was more important than silos. ‘Of course not, are you an Agile?’” Dave Mangot | @davemangot | http://bit.ly/16YHqu3 Friday, August 23, 13
  16. 16. resources DLOQ: http://www.partnersforlearning.com/questions2.asp Sahota, An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide http://www.infoq.com/ minibooks/agile-adoption-transformation Game Days: http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2371297 Google DiRT: http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2371516 Netflix culture: http://slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-1798664 BOOKS Schneider, The Reengineering Alternative Kotter, Leading Change Taleb, Antifragile Friday, August 23, 13
  17. 17. questions @jezhumble | jez@thoughtworks.com http://continuousdelivery.com/ ThoughtWorks is hiring! (ironically) http://join.thoughtworks.com/ Australia | Brazil | Canada | China Germany | India | Singapore | South Africa Uganda | UK | USA © 2013 ThoughtWorks, Inc. Pre-order my new book! http://amzn.to/1f7UkbV Friday, August 23, 13

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