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Effective DevOps - Changing the mindset of the project sponsor

 
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Today i'm working in a 7k hours per month, 2 years project... (lots of rework).
Which is the shortest path to make the project sponsor, or the sales team, to focus in a fast deliver strategy (without a long run defined scope/ cost/ deadline) and with a good dev ops infrastructure? How convince them?


Could i achieve it with Effective DevOps?

Sry about english.

Best regards.
 
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Luis,

Thanks for the question. Effective DevOps does hope to help leadership change their mindsets on how to achieve rapid results with quality. Often Katherine and I have seen top down driven change dictated from management not understanding the values and understanding in their individual contributors who have the front row seats to incoming challenges that impede progress. Some of the most harm can come out of management seeing the outcomes of DevOps "faster deliveries, faster recovery from failures when they do happen, and less failures resulting even when more deliveries" and wanting those outcomes without doing the due diligence of what is required. Essentially when from the top down management says "Hey deploy devops so we can be like these other companies". When this happens, they can often see failure in their valuable employees because they can't understand why the strategy isn't working, and assume that it's just not possible or that their employees are not good enough.

So what is your place within your organization? Are you an individual contributor? A leader that inspires other individual contributors in your organization (not a manager, but someone who shows the way)? A manager that reports to other managers and has responsibilities to individual contributors to help provide them direction? Each of the different possibilities can have slightly different processes to follow to implement a successful strategy.

Often the first step is to define a specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, time bound goal (the often used SMART acronym) that shows the value of devops. When you have folks working together and seeing the value of buy-in in small projects the positive direction can evoke a desire to be part of the success as well. Let success do the bulk of the work of convincing as then you aren't the only one convincing more people that it's possible.
 
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Jennifer,

Thanks for reply . I work the Software Architect and yes , i'm Involved with leadership and i could influence top down Decisions .
I will study more and i hope help the organization to change the mindset, starting by the SMART concept.

Thank you.

Luís
 
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