Why you should consider applying a DevOps approach to your business – Bridget Kromhout & Tim Gross

In this episode, Andy Davis talks to Bridget Kromhout & Tim Gross. On the show, they discuss DevOps and its links with your company’s culture, the best practices for building a well rounded DevOps team and some of the misconceptions surrounding the DevOps title.

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the DevOps organisation globally and the DevOps community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps and blogs at bridgetkromhout.com.

Tim Gross is a technologist, operations engineer and product developer. He is currently a principal DevOps engineer at Density. His previous career in high-assurance architecture has driven him to develop an operations mindset for robust and observable technology. He has a proven nose for hunting down and eliminating technical debt and process inefficiencies in organisations of all shapes and sizes.

Show Notes:

1.18 DevOps as the prime example of technical people needing a broader skills set to succeed in the 21st century.

4.08 Have you seen any organisational struggles erupt due to technological advances.

7.23 DevOps and its links with company culture.

8.32 Is there an element of misconception about the role of DevOps.

10.32 Who pushes the cultural change in a business when adopting a DevOps approach?

13.39 DevOps links with open source sharing tech communities.

19.53 Proactively looking externally for information to stop yourself working within a bubble.

21.07 Building and managing a DevOps team.

24.16 Tackling industry stereotypes.

26.32 The influx of new personalities in technology.

31.11 Talking about culture, DevOps and Arrested DevOps.