Well it looks like putting big names on Board of Advisors is having a good week in the DevOps world. Our friend Steve Hall over at ScriptRock announced on their blog yesterday that DevOps luminary, Kevin Behr (@kevinbehr) has joined the company’s board of advisors. ScriptRock has also been putting some great content up on their blog as well. If you don’t already you should follow it. Also stay tuned for some ScriptRock folks posting here on DevOps.com.
Speaking of Board of Advisors, here at DevOps.com we announced our own Dream Team board yesterday. With Brad Feld, David Cohen, Sean Charnock, Dean Mann, Gene Kim, Rich Mogull and regular DevOps.com journalists George Hulme, Tony Bradley and Ericka Chickowski, it is a great group that should help a ton with all of the many plans for DevOps.com. Rajat Bhargava, CEO of JumpCloud is one of the members of the board here and JumpCloud put up a nice post about it too.
What do you think about boards of advisors? Helpful or not?
It was a busy day with in other DevOps blog news, but two posts I wanted to call out were:
1. Back to the future with Old School Devops on the Logentries Blog. First of all you have to love the Motorola beeper. I remember those, in fact I had one. It is an old chocolate meets peanut butter story where the lead dev happens to be having a beer with the Ops dude. Luckily that is when the crap hits the fan and together they can solve the world’s problems almost. Of course it doesn’t always work like that does it? I suppose what makes it old school is that today the Dev is the Ops 😉 Either way the point of the article is sometimes simple works is best.
2. How to measure DevOps success: Ok put on your thinking caps for something really important. Helen Beal over on the AppDynamics blog has a really great article up on measuring your DevOps success. This is an issue we hear about often. How do I know if this DevOps stuff is really working? We have all seen numbers like a 20% productivity spike with DevOps, but how do we really measure it? What do we measure? Do we measure tools, culture, revenue something else? This is as good a stab at it as I have seen put out there and worth your time.
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Also stay tuned tomorrow for our first Frequent Friday list of DevOps people to follow.