DevOps a maturing discipline
Pierre-Olivier Portmann Service Management Consulting - 05/12/2020
DevOps represent a big shift from traditional IT towards building high-performance organizations.
Over the past decade we have seen many organizations, small and large, jump on this ‘DevOps’ train one way or the other. Many more organizations have been forced to disrupt themselves and radically change the way they deliver value with digital capabilities. Doing more of the same whilst cutting some costs of the traditional IT department is not going to cut it.
Some common ‘patterns’ or proven practices seem to emerge more and more, and many of these are more culture, organization or people-oriented, instead of focusing on technology alone.
The three topics that will need increased focus and maturity in many organizations to allow such transformations to become successful, are:
1. Digital leadership knowledge, skills and behavior: unlearning traditional and growing facilitative leadership behavior, knowledge and skills unlocks a culture of innovation, experimentation, learning and continuous improvement.
2. Talent management: a strong human capital strategy and agenda is instrumental to accelerate and nurture a company culture for digital winners
3. Change Management: ensuring that digital and organizational transformations result in lasting improvements and sustainable change.
Learn more about these topics and how to put them in practice.