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From Cybernetics to DevOps and Beyond

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Revisits the history of cybernetics and explores how 2nd-order cybernetics can help DevOps understand itself and its relationship to the larger business organization.

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From Cybernetics to DevOps and Beyond

  1. 1. From Cybernetics to DevOps… and Beyond Jeff Sussna Ingineering.IT @jeffsussna
  2. 2. “We value responding to change over following a plan” -agilemanifesto.org
  3. 3. “The 3 Ways of DevOps: Flow, Feedback, Continuous Learning” -Tim Hunter
  4. 4. “Truly compelling definition of cloud agility…business response to changing conditions or opportunity” -Bernard Golden
  5. 5. “…frequent collection of team-wide feedback minimizes time spent heading down the wrong path” -Jeff Gothelf
  6. 6. Cybernetics: from the Greek for steersman
  7. 7. "Cybernetics needs to be applied to itself" -Margaret Mead
  8. 8. For $64,000: What is DevOps?
  9. 9. “The controller is controlled by the controlled.” -Ranulph Glanville
  10. 10. Autopoiesis: self-creation / self-production
  11. 11. Structural coupling: internal organization matches external environment
  12. 12. Coupling implies perturbation, not information
  13. 13. Self-steering: continual internal/external adaptation
  14. 14. The post-industrial economy - Service Infusion Complexity Disruption - demands self-steering
  15. 15. The biology of…
  16. 16. The biology of… empathy
  17. 17. “Success: a useful conversation with one’s environment” -me
  18. 18. Everything we do becomes user-centered design
  19. 19. www.ingineering.it blog.ingineering.it linkedin.com/in/jeffsussna @jeffsussna
  20. 20. Credits ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/119565233@N07/14592592057 http://itrevolution.com/a-personal-reinterpretation-of-the-three-ways/ http://www.cio.com/article/2416812/virtualization/cloud-computing--two-kinds-of-agility.html http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/07/lean-ux-getting-out-of-the-deliverables-business/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/criterion/3417811375/ http://onionesquereality.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/norbert_wiener_3.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/French_100_mm_naval_gun-b.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/vivobarefoot/8689747835 http://www.asc-cybernetics.org/images/macy10group600x300.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/14094365766 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cd_fr/8665124006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/duncanh1/4107333458 http://www.gamba.cl/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/humberto-maturana.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/glass_window/178030100 http://www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/15019702795 https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattjiggins/3018279954 http://www.flickr.com/photos/deerkoski/7178643521 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ideaablaze/5445777501 http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipkid/5083863210 http://www.flickr.com/photos/msvg/5150891444 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikerslanefarm/5538410541 http://www.flickr.com/photos/69392086@N06/6881320138 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnie44052/2571442061

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