Creating a DevOps culture

DevOps isn't one team's job. It's everybody's job. And DevOps culture is all about shared responsibility. That means a shift toward transparency, communication, and collaboration across development, IT/ops, and "the business".

Here are four go-to plays that help build a DevOps culture. It's not extra work – just new ways of working.

Top 4 plays for building a DevOps culture

Practice communicating, collaborating, and brainstorming with colleagues from other areas of the company.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Clarify who does what, plus identify gaps and overlaps.

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Rules of Engagement

Collaboratively set the social contract for your team.

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Anticipate risks so you can solve for them while there's still time.

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Provide a safe space to discuss what worked and what didn't. 

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Service Team Health Monitor

Use the Health Monitor to self-assess against eight attributes common amongst high-performing teams, then track your progress over time.

Bring in development, IT/ops, support, QA, design, and marketing for an honest discussion about how you're working together.


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