My notes from the DevOps Handbook

by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, John Willis

Creating a dedicated transformation team

Challenges with initiatives such as DevOps are in conflict with ongoing business operations.

We need to change how we work to adapt to changing conditions in the marketplace. Doing this requires disruption and innovation.

Dedicated team should be able to operate outsize of the rest of the organization.

Hold this dedicated team accountable for achieving a clearly defined, measurable result.

Execute the initiative by doing the following:

Agree on a shared goal

Define a measurable goal with a clearly defined deadline * considerable effort * still achievable

Agree the time frame with executives and let it be known across the organization.

With a high level goal: