A while ago, someone pointed out that Development and Operations should work together in order to fulfill the needs and goals of the business, and lo, the DevOps movement was born. On the face of it, that sounds pretty good… except when I wonder: how screwed up must things have got for that to sound like a radical, novel, innovative idea?
Once or twice, I’ve noticed people referring to DevTestOps, which seemed to be a somewhat desperate rearguard attempt to make sure that Testing doesn’t get forgotten in the quest to fulfill the needs and goals of the business. And today—not for the first time— I noticed a reference to DevSecOps, apparently suggesting that Security is another discipline that should also be working with other groups in order to fulfill the needs and goals of the business.
Wow! This is great! Soon everyone who is employed by a business will be working together to fulfill the needs and goals of the business! Excelsior!
So, in an attempt to advance this ground-breaking, forward-thinking, transformative concept, I hereby announce the founding of a new movement:
Expect a number of conferences and LinkedIn groups about it real soon now, along with much discussion about how to shift it left and automate it.
(How about we all decide from the get-go that we’re all working together, collaboratively, using tools appropriately, supporting each other to fulfill the needs and goals of the business? How about we make that our default assumption?)