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Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall

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The two most common DevOps anti-patterns

DevOps is an often misunderstood term. So often, in fact, that I imagine most companies who think they’re doing DevOps aren’t. Instead, they’re probably doing one of these common anti-patterns:

  1. The Ops-to-DevOps rename

  2. Add a separate DevOps team

The common thread in both of these specific anti-patterns is the existence of a “DevOps Team”. DevOps is not a team effort, it’s a cross-team effort. It’s a culture, a set of practices, cooperation, if you will. It only works when it encompasses the entire way of software development and delivery.


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