DevOps:
Crossing the ChasmWhere the World Meets DevOps
1
Another Moore’s Law
• Geoffrey Moore’s 1991 book has proven
prophetic
• Almost every single technology of the last
30 year...
Crossing The Chasm
VISIONARIES
PRAGMATISTS CONSERVATIVES SKEPTICS
(Early Adopters)
(Early Majority) (Late Majority) (Lagga...
Early Adopters
Early Majority
Late Majority
Laggards
PRAGMATISTS
Stick with the
herd!
CONSERVATIVES
Hold on!
SKEPTICS
No w...
VISIONARIES
PRAGMATISTS CONSERVATIVES SKEPTICS
(Early Adopters)
(Early Majority) (Late Majority) (Laggards)
Diagnose and A...
Early Adopters
13.5%
Early Majority
34% Late Majority
34%
Laggards
16%
PRAGMATISTS
Stick with the
herd!
CONSERVATIVES
Hold...
DevOps Adoption
• Where is DevOps on
crossing the Chasm?
Puppet Labs survey 2013
63% ?
7
Who is doing DevOps?
63% is a case of when you are a
hammer, everything is a nail.
A DevOps company asks respondents
to th...
Unicorns
The mythical, magical Unicorns
They almost all do DevOps. While
many seek to emulate them or find
the key to thei...
Elephants (horses)
Enterprises are like Elephants. They are
surprisingly nimble and very intelligent for
such big creature...
Mice
Elephants are scared of mice. The mice
are nimble enough to run in between
the elephants legs. They are fast and
quic...
How do we cross the Chasm?How do we cross the Chasm?
12
What can we learn from AWS?
• Enterprises look for the familiar even in the new
• They require solutions that look similar...
How will we know?
14
Telltale signs
• Sites like DevOps.com go mainstreamWe see less “what is” and
more “how to”
• Unicorns stop being the post...
May 20th @CU Boulder Atlas building. Information and registration at http://www.campdevops.com
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Help DevOps cross the Chasm
Be part of the leading destination for DevOps:
www.DevOps.com
We are looking for writers, spon...
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DevOps: Moving Beyond Early Adopters to Pragmatic Acceptance
Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief, DevOps.com

Just about every technology trend over the last 30 years has followed a similar pattern. Originally championed by a dedicated core of enthusiasts, it gathers adherents among those willing to live at the bleeding edge. Over time champions emerge who seek to spread the word on the benefits of the technology. These visionaries eventually come to a chasm that separates early adopters from the vast majority of the mainstream. Some technologies cross the chasm, others fall in.

DevOps is now at precipice of the chasm. It appears to have the momentum to make the leap. Why? How will it affect you? Separating the fact from the hype, examining the truth behind the myth, learn how DevOps is not a threat to IT jobs, but can be the greatest catalyst of improved performance that we have seen in IT for a long time.

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DevOps - Crossing the Chasm - an ITSM Academy Webinar

  1. 1. DevOps: Crossing the ChasmWhere the World Meets DevOps 1
  2. 2. Another Moore’s Law • Geoffrey Moore’s 1991 book has proven prophetic • Almost every single technology of the last 30 years follows a similar adoption lifecycle pattern • The key to success is “crossing the chasm” to mainstream adoption • Mainstream represents market acceptance and majority adoption • Cloud (AWS) has crossed the chasm? • DevOps is at the precipice 2
  3. 3. Crossing The Chasm VISIONARIES PRAGMATISTS CONSERVATIVES SKEPTICS (Early Adopters) (Early Majority) (Late Majority) (Laggards) TECHIES (Innovators) Technology Adoption Life Cycle Model “THE CHASM” Crossing The Chasm between Visionaries and Pragmatists 3
  4. 4. Early Adopters Early Majority Late Majority Laggards PRAGMATISTS Stick with the herd! CONSERVATIVES Hold on! SKEPTICS No way! TECHIES Try it! VISIONARIES Get Ahead! Innovators Mainstream Market Early Market Late Market Technology Adoption Life Cycle Model “THECHASM” Crossing The Chasm- one view 4
  5. 5. VISIONARIES PRAGMATISTS CONSERVATIVES SKEPTICS (Early Adopters) (Early Majority) (Late Majority) (Laggards) Diagnose and Adapt as Markets Evolve TECHLES (Innovators) Main Street Early Market Total Assimilation Tornado Bowling Alley Technology Adoption Life Cycle Model “THE CHASM” Crossing The Chasm – another view 5
  6. 6. Early Adopters 13.5% Early Majority 34% Late Majority 34% Laggards 16% PRAGMATISTS Stick with the herd! CONSERVATIVES Hold on! SKEPTICS No way! TECHIES Try it! VISIONARIES Get Ahead! Innovators 2.5% Mainstream Market Early Market Late Market Technology Adoption Life Cycle Model “THECHASM” Relative market shares 6
  7. 7. DevOps Adoption • Where is DevOps on crossing the Chasm? Puppet Labs survey 2013 63% ? 7
  8. 8. Who is doing DevOps? 63% is a case of when you are a hammer, everything is a nail. A DevOps company asks respondents to their survey if they do DevOps The real issue: Who is doing DevOps today? 8
  9. 9. Unicorns The mythical, magical Unicorns They almost all do DevOps. While many seek to emulate them or find the key to their magic, others say they are a breed apart and what works for them will not work for those on the other side of the chasm. 9
  10. 10. Elephants (horses) Enterprises are like Elephants. They are surprisingly nimble and very intelligent for such big creatures with great memories. However, their girth does demand a certain way of doing things. What is the adoption among Elephants? I think it is the lowest of the three groups. I suspect this is true of AWS as well. According to GigaOm in 2012, 30% of AWS clients were big enterprise http://gigaom.com/2012/11/21/amazons- dead-serious-about-the-enterprise-cloud/ 10
  11. 11. Mice Elephants are scared of mice. The mice are nimble enough to run in between the elephants legs. They are fast and quick. Mice do what they have to do to survive. Startups are like mice. DevOps and Cloud are as natural to them as loving cheese is for mice. But at the end of the day startups are not the mainstream. Startups can still help DevOps cross the chasm 11
  12. 12. How do we cross the Chasm?How do we cross the Chasm? 12
  13. 13. What can we learn from AWS? • Enterprises look for the familiar even in the new • They require solutions that look similar to what they know, they tend towards comfort zones • Pragmatists want to solve problems, they don’t care what the solution is called, only that it solves the problem • Understand the enterprise • Understand the problem • Provide a solution 13
  14. 14. How will we know? 14
  15. 15. Telltale signs • Sites like DevOps.com go mainstreamWe see less “what is” and more “how to” • Unicorns stop being the poster child for DevOps • Strong financial results with liquidity events for DevOps superstars like Puppet Labs and Chef “Nothing succeeds like success” - AWS’s financial success have given it the aura of mainstream. DevOps needs to do the same. 15
  16. 16. May 20th @CU Boulder Atlas building. Information and registration at http://www.campdevops.com 16
  17. 17. Help DevOps cross the Chasm Be part of the leading destination for DevOps: www.DevOps.com We are looking for writers, sponsors & DevOps Rock Stars For more info or questions contact ashimmy@devops.com ITSM Academy’s DevOps Fundamentals Course is open for registration; August 25-28 & December 2-5

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