John Willis - The Counter Intuitive Nature of DevOps by Trusted Software Alliance published on 2013/08/05 15:25:36 +0000 John Willis has some interesting perspectives on the origin of the DevOps movement. Most people think of DevOps as something created conceptually by Patrick Debois in 2009, but from John's point of view, it can be traced all the way back to W. Edward Deming 's '14 Points for Management'. In this talk, we discuss how the community started and its short history. John runs through a list of veritable "Who's Who?" in the DevOps movement. Along the way, we talk about how the community is determining its own course. Resources Mentioned by John The DevOps Cafe: http://devopscafe.org/ IT Revolution Press: http://itrevolution.com/devops-blog/ The Phoenix Project: http://www.amazon.com/The-Phoenix-Project-Helping-Business/dp/0988262592/ The Goal: http://www.amazon.com/The-Goal-Process-Ongoing-Improvement/dp/0884271951/ W. Edward Deming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming From Deming to DevOps: http://itrevolution.com/deming-to-devops-part-1/ DevOps Days: http://devopsdays.org/ Interview Highlights 00:05 DevOps Cafe Podcast History 02:07 From Open Source to Configuration Management to Cloud to DevOps 05:37 The Convergence of DevOps 06:41 The Visibility of the DevOps Movement and DevOps Days 12:03 Community Contributions to DevOps Days 13:01 The Maturing of the DevOps Movement 16:41 The CAMS Taxonomy: Culture, Automation, Measurement, Sharing 17:47 The Counter Intuitive Nature of DevOps 22:58 From Demmings to Devops 26:56 A Timeline for DevOps 29:09 The DevOps Cookbook and IT Revolution Press 31:49 The Goal of the DevOps Message About John Willis John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Currently he is VP of Customer Service and Enablement at enStratus. Prior to enStratus Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions. Prior to DTO Solutions. Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the enterprise. Willis has authored six IBM Redbooks for IBM on enterprise systems management and was the founder and chief architect at Chain Bridge Systems.