Top 4 frustrating problems with “doing DevOps”

Learn the biggest barriers to DevOps and what you can do to overcome them. Doing DevOps” sounds so easy. You’ve read the books. You’ve gone to the conferences. You follow the right people on Twitter. But it’s taking so long. What’s going on? You’re not alone. DevOps transformation can be really hard. It can go the wrong way… More Top 4 frustrating problems with “doing DevOps”

5 best practices for getting started with DevOps

(as originally shared at OpenSource.com) Are you ready to implement DevOps, but don’t know where to begin? Try these five best practices. DevOps often stymies early adopters with its ambiguity, not to mention its depth and breadth. By the time someone buys into the idea of DevOps, their first questions usually are: “How do I… More 5 best practices for getting started with DevOps

Reading List

I’m not dead. 🙂 Though I have been blogging a little for Bronto Engineering Blog. I’ve been working on compiling a reading list page here. This will be a curated list of books that I’ve read and find to be foundational to running a good business of any kind, especially a software company or any… More Reading List

Temporarily Unemployed

Yesterday was my last day at Red Hat. I wasn’t there for long. It was really very bittersweet to leave. I loved the company, I loved the corporate culture. But I felt the greatest constraint on my success there (and the success of the mission for which I was hired) was coming from above, and… More Temporarily Unemployed

DevOps in Straight English – Part 1 of 2 – Enter the Buzzword

“DevOps”. If you’re like me, you may be suffering a bit of buzzword fatigue, especially relating to how this word is used (or misused) within the IT community. But for those of us who have been a part of the community for awhile, it holds deeper meaning than the oft repeated platitude of “Software Developers and Sysadmins working… More DevOps in Straight English – Part 1 of 2 – Enter the Buzzword