By WalkingTree   June 04, 2020

7 DevOps collaboration myths

Collaboration is the essence of DevOps. It cannot be successful without any proper communication and collaboration between teams. Let’s take a look at some of the collaboration myths surrounding DevOps.

DevOps collaboration is only for developers and system admins – There are still misconceptions that the collaboration should occur only between developers and system administrators. But however, the data has to flow to various departments as well including the marketing and the finance department.  

Diverse teams can’t collaborate – It’s more about the people than the diversity. To fix this problem, organizations must start with the values in their work culture. Teams must work on their differences and should have such leadership that welcomes a well-constructed viewpoint. 

Tools don’t matter – When developers and other technicians work around a tool it can lead to loss of productivity and reporting. To avoid this risk, make good choices about DevOps tools. You can always try it on small projects, get feedback, and then make the final purchase. 

Soft skills aren’t necessary – Another common DevOps myth is that soft skills, such as empathy, communication, and other skills are not required. But in reality, in order to communicate and collaborate efficiently soft skills are really important. 

DevOps eliminates traditional IT roles – DevOps doesn’t really mean that developers have to become database architects, cloud engineers overnight. Instead, DevOps breaks down the traditional silos between various teams to deliver continuous results to the customer. 

DevOps requires teams physical proximity – Another myth about DevOps collaboration is that manager assure that all the teammates are supposed to be in one single room in order to work. Right tools and communication can dispel this misconception.    

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – The myth about senior staff not able to learn DevOps and its requirements is completely false. Collaboration between top developers and solutions architects, involving them in decision making and most importantly working together can make things easier for senior staff members. 

Read on to know more about DevOps collaboration myths and how to dispel them.


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