Have you considered opening sourcing any of your work? It might seem daunting, but in reality it’s not all that difficult. Here’s a brief introduction based on my first open source experience.
There is much written about the changing roles of Development and Operations staff when organisations undergo agile/devops transformations. But what about the changing role of the Team Leader? In pre-agile environments, as a Team Lead, your role is one of structure and co-ordination, it is through you that work routes. You know the skills and capacity of your team and are regularly making decisions about what can and can’t be done. You might find yourself asking “Do we need Team Lead’s in an agile/devops culture?” and If so “What value can I provide?”
Just like the agile transformations of the past, there is a difference between ‘Doing Agile’, and ‘Being Agile’. ‘We do standups’ – therefore we are Agile. With the increase in adoption of devops practices, are we ‘Doing devops’ or are we ‘Being devops’? In this post we look into the four values that support a successful devops transformation.