How do we move from a legacy of entrenched silos, distrust and uneven communication to operationally self-sufficient teams that work together in an open, generative way? That was the question we faced when we began our DevOps journey at Advance Digital.
We had two big objectives: One, migrate all of our applications to Amazon Web Services to shut down datacenters in the required timeframe. Two, accelerate the maturation of our novice agile teams into collaborative, self-managing teams who embrace full ownership of their products, including systems and operations.
I’ll talk about our approach to ‘scaling out’ vs ‘scaling up’ our DevOps transformation, including what worked and didn’t work for building trust, alignment and transparency across the organization.