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What I learnt about DevOps when my car caught fire


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This is the story of the things I learnt when my car caught fire while driving through a less-than-salubrious area of Bristol one sunny afternoon. The whole experience lasted just half an hour and yet it was rich in learning, with uncanny parallels to the challenges we face encouraging DevOps in organisations.

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What I learnt about DevOps when my car caught fire

  1. 1. John Clapham @JohnC_Bristol Cotelic
  2. 2. The things I learnt about DevOps when my car was engulfed by flames.
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  4. 4. 1. Don’t let your expertise be your blind spot.
  5. 5. "The curse of knowledge: better-informed people find it difficult to think about problems from the perspective of lesser-informed people.“ “The curse of being good at stuff: jumping to conclusions”
  6. 6. 2. People are more likely to assist when they understand your motivations.
  7. 7. 3. Don’t just plan for disaster expect it, practice for it.
  8. 8. …and not just in production.
  9. 9. 4. Failures are rich in learning.
  10. 10. 5. If it matters share it, you never know who will benefit.
  11. 11. John Clapham @JohnC_Bristol Cotelic Thanks!