Mike Manos wrote a post on DevOps.
This is just lost on so many companies / organizations…
April 6, 2012 by mmanos
One other part I would like to add to the problem of DevOps is whether you have a team who is passionate to work on the problems. The tough problems.
It is so easy to have really smart people who think they know the right thing. Designing the system, picking the hardware and software, the team that will deploy it, then hand the operations over to people who inherit the smart decisions made. DevOps changes this approach as the people who make the design decisions operate the system. This is not the standard practice as there is typically a heirarchy where the higher people make the design decisions and the lower people operate based on the decisions. This system can work, but it can be more expensive than a DevOps model.
DevOps is getting more popular, but what I don't hear many talk about is focusing on finding the people who have a passion for DevOps. Here is a post that discusses finding top talent, and the role of passion.
Two of my good friends I talk to almost every day have a passion for DevOps, and I regularly look for people who have a passion for Operations.
I knew looking at Mike Manos's post on the DevOps there is a missing part. Passion. Actually, for any of you know Mike there is no lack of passion in Mike. He just didn't happen to write about it in this post.
Here is a post where Mike discussions Passion in relation to our dear departed friend Olivier Sanche.
As we sat in a room full of ‘experts’ to discuss the future of our industry, the conversation quickly turned controversial. Passions were raised and I found myself standing side by side with this enigmatic French giant on numerous topics. His passion for the space coupled with his cool logic were items that endeared me greatly to the man. We were comrades in ideas, and soon became fast friends.
Olivier was the type of person who could light up a room with his mere presence. It was as if he embraced the entire room in one giant hug even if they were strangers. He could sit quietly mulling a topic, pensively going through his calculations and explode into the conversation and rigorously debate everyone. That passion never belied his ability to learn, to adapt, to incorporate new thinking into his persona either. Through the years we knew each other I saw him forge his ideas through debate, always evolving.
Hope this gets you thinking of how some of the best people have passion for their jobs.