A good, and fun talk from Paul. He tries to refocus DevOps-y energy from “culture change” to more practical things for individuals to do.
- You can’t change culture from the bottom. Leaders change the culture, they define it.
- Culture is behavior.
- If you want to change culture, you need to change your leadership.
- Culture: as a practitioner, you can’t change it. And if you’re in a leadership position, you’re incentivized not to change it.
- “If you choose to die on a hill, you’re gonna die on that fucking hill.”
- Corollary: “If you don’t decide to die on a hill, you won’t die on that hill.”
- Generative orgs can create microservices.
- Others will make monoliths.
- Most people spend more time justifying not working than working.
- People who do good work will be pulled down.
- Most people around you aren’t bad people, they’re just a product of their surroundings.
- As soon as you start fighting the organization, it’ll start fighting back harder than you.
- Often said: if your company is acquired by a larger company, leave.
- Then, some examples of automating governance.