One concept that seems to be universal across all IT departments is the admins lament of “how do I convince my boss that we should spend the money.” Whether it is security, QA or development tools, technical professionals have a difficult time talking the language of the business to justify the expenditure of always scarce dollars. So why should it be any different with DevOps?
The good news is that in DevOps unlike some other IT disciplines we can actually show some ROI (sometimes anyway). Nothing will convince a financial stakeholder that spending money is OK faster than if you can show it will allow the organization to either save money or make more money. But how do you show ROI with DevOps. There is more than one way to skin that cat.
This coming week I am hosting a webinar that will explore the various ways of showing ROI using DevOps. We will also be looking at some case studies where ROI was demonstrated successfully. One of these organizations is HM Health Solutions. One of the interesting things in this case is that as a health care related organizations the usual compliance issues such as HIPAA often make things like automation and continuous delivery more complex.
I will be joined by Valerie Scott, Manager of Shared Services Division, HM Health Solutions who is going to relay first hand what she and her team have done to show their executive team how DevOps delivers a real, tangible and measurable ROI. Valerie is a seasoned exec and I am sure she will have some great insights.
In addition to Valerie I will also be joined by Rick Slade of IBM who has lots of experience with different organizations in showing the ROI of DevOps. I expect this webinar to be very informative. If you are grappling with how to justify a shift to DevOps in your organization I invite you to join us next Tuesday, June 2nd.
This webinar is sponsored by IBM. It is the third in the series we are doing on Variable Speed DevOps. Our previous webinars in this series have all been very interesting. You can listen and follow along to those here and here. The series deals with how organizations can do more faster even though not parts of the stack run at different speeds. It is not how fast they run individually, but how well they work together is the key.
So join me Tuesday as we discuss DevOps ROI and Variable Speed DevOps.