I read this in a book, I just can’t remember which one at the moment. Will definitely site source when I do remember.
Here are a few books I believe would provide immense value in 2019 for an entrepreneur. Some of these books may not be popular and may be tilted towards IT startups, but every business today will need to seriously account for IT.
If your Pastor hasn’t answered this question, don’t start work until she does. Whether you’re growing or small is fundamental to how you run the Church. And while it may seem small minded for your Pastor or your leadership team to admit you’re a decidedly small Church, you’ll benefit far greatly if you are and know it.
DevOps requires a broad range of familiarity with different parts of an IT organization. It requires a combination of deeply technical and soft skills. The technical skills below are the foundational core skills needed to be successful. To be a technical DevOps engineer you need the following skills:
This article borrows heavily from the seminal article by John Allspaw, then CEO at Etsy. Though based on a technology company’s successful approach to handling failures and accidents, it can be easily applied to ministry. I basically replaced engineers with volunteers and like paint on primer, it became an article about handling issues in ministry.
As a member of an organization, you may have come across the term “DevOps” and wondered what it really means. Perhaps you’ve been asked about it multiple times and felt frustrated with the perception that there’s a hidden magic formula for implementing DevOps practices. Rest assured, you’re not alone! Many people find the concept of DevOps confusing or elusive. That’s why I’ve decided to share this super easy guide to help you identify opportunities for implementing DevOps practices in your organization. Whether you’re part of a team, an agile coach, or a manager, this guide will help you spot DevOps transformation opportunities when common problem statements occur.
Identifying DevOps Opportunities:
DevOps is not a magic formula, but rather a set of practices and principles aimed at improving collaboration, communication, automation, and agility in software development and operations. By identifying opportunities for DevOps transformation in your organization, you can drive improvements in software delivery, quality, and customer satisfaction. Use this guide as a starting point to spot common problem statements and take steps towards implementing DevOps practices in your organization. Remember, you’re
not alone in finding DevOps confusing or elusive, but with the right mindset and approach, you can make a difference in your organization. Start by looking for signs of frequent and lengthy deployment processes, communication and collaboration gaps, lack of visibility into system health, manual and error-prone testing, slow and inefficient development cycles, and siloed and fragmented environments. These are all opportunities for implementing DevOps practices that can lead to streamlined processes, improved quality, faster delivery, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
Take action by automating repetitive tasks, improving communication channels, establishing cross-functional teams, implementing monitoring and logging tools, adopting testing frameworks, automating build and deployment processes, and integrating and standardizing different environments. Embrace the culture of collaboration, communication, and automation that DevOps promotes, and foster a mindset of continuous improvement.
Remember, DevOps is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather a set of principles and practices that can be customized to suit your organization’s needs. Be open to experimentation, learning, and iteration, and involve all stakeholders in the process. Celebrate successes, learn from failures, and keep iterating towards a more efficient and effective software delivery process.
In conclusion, DevOps is not a hidden magic formula, but rather a set of practical approaches that can drive positive change in your organization. Use this guide as a starting point to identify opportunities for implementing DevOps practices and unlock the benefits of improved collaboration, automation, and agility in your software development and operations. Don’t be intimidated by the concept of DevOps – with the right mindset and approach, you can become a champion of DevOps practices in your organization and contribute to its success.
So DevOps has hit your organization, you’re hearing the term passed around every other week. What does this mean for you organization, team, and job? Isn’t DevOps just automation? Could your role, or entire team be eliminated, with some tools doing your job? You may be surprised to find that, while DevOps does include automation, DevOps doesn’t work without teams. DevOps is a potent mix of tools, processes, I.T. practices, and most importantly, teams. Without teams, DevOps doesn’t really exist. The right implementation of DevOps improves the quality of the major (and minor) IT roles. This means it’s easy to know when a DevOps implementation isn’t working. Will you have to work differently in your role to get the most out of DevOps imlpementation? Probably. Will you definitely lose your job because of a DevOps adoption at your organization? Probably not. This article breaks down how DevOps affects the general roles in most IT organizations; from developers to operations engineers to QA, and management.