In our blogs we take you to the world of S0L1D Heroes. What are we thinking of and what developments do we find interesting? Read more and get further familiarised with us, our vision on DevOps and our unique working method.
Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree are two friends who are completely done with the unhappy worklife. They’re done with the slow, political and bureaucratic life within an enterprise. Their gut feeling tells them it could be better. It could be better and with more fun. They decide to give up on their enterprise job and to start doing research in how to increase job satisfaction: within smaller as well as bigger organizations.
Are you thinking about starting with DevOps? Or probably you’ve already started with your DevOps journey recently but you don’t know how to continue? Or you are overwhelmed? Then this blog is certainly something for you. With great regularity, I get questions like: “where to start with DevOps?” Do you have to start with the team? Or first the management? Or maybe tackle the processes first? Or rather start with Cloud or implement CI/CD? Or maybe just start with Test automation. A lot of choices and therefore people have choice stress. They don’t have any idea where to start because there is a lot to be improved.
High Performing team, this terms is appearing more and more often. The phenomenon has been around a lot longer because a High Performing team actually entails a team that is really effective. A team that is there for each other, through thick and thin. A team that is continuously improving itself. Both each individual team member as the team as a whole. A team that loves to try new things in order to become even more effective and efficient.
Before we barge in by telling you what DevOps entails according to S0L1D Heroes, we take you back to the creation of DevOps and the name DevOps. Even most DevOps Engineers or DevOps coaches do not know the original story. But you will after this ;-)
You probably already know what DevOps is or you have heard of it, otherwise you wouldn't be here now. What many people do not know, or do know but underestimate, is that DevOps also has a soft side. The soft side of DevOps is everything that has nothing to do with technology, automation, software and hardware. It is everything that is interpersonal.
IT is rapidly developing itself. New tools, methods and techniques are rapidly coming towards us. In addition, the demands of users and consumers are also getting higher. The system or the software must always and in particular work properly. IT is becoming more and more a commodity. Just like water from the tap or electricity from the socket.
If we look at traditional organisation these normally have a structure or organogram in the shape of a rake. They usually have a number of operational departments with a number of staff departments above them. A HRM department, account management, product management, marketing & communication, finance & control and ICT.
Yes, the time has come again. The last quarter of the year has started and therefore it is time for the appraisals. I can already see all the postings on LinkedIn. Did you demonstrate the desired behaviour? Will you get that salary increase now?