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Q&A: DevOps Institute’s Jayne Groll on the Future of DevOps

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For a concept that is still being defined to some degree, DevOps is frequently at the epicenter of enterprise transformation discussions, even if it is not always clear how it will be implemented. Jayne Groll, co-founder and CEO of the DevOps Institute, which promotes continuous learning among DevOps professionals, says proactive organizations making the most of DevOps assess their internal culture as much as their technology.

On Monday, the DevOps Institute released the 2019 Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report on skills organizations want in new hires. Groll will be a speaker this May at Interop19 and took some time out to discuss the skills report and the path ahead for DevOps.

How do the most advanced, proactive companies currently approach DevOps?

"Some really heavy legacy organizations that have a lot of complexity in terms of their longevity have been building systems for many years while trying to stay up on market trends. The high performers or elite organizations are not necessarily the ones that have the coolest tools. Certainly, automation is key and though automation skills are desirable, it’s the people aspect that organizations really focus on. In almost every vertical market, I’ve seen standout organizations that say they want to shake things up in terms of how they organize themselves internally, moving from silos to squads, and a lot of pervasive continuous testing.

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