Gene Kim: The Five Ideals of DevOps

Snippet from: The Unicorn Project, along with my own notes

  • The First Ideal : Locality and Simplicity. Build simple, decoupled systems that can iterate in isolation.
  • The Second Ideal : Focus, Flow and Joy. Work in small batches with fast and continuous feedback.
  • The Third Ideal : Improvement of Daily Work. Make sure that daily work can be done with minimum impediments. Prioritize productivity over everything else.
  • The Fourth Ideal : Psychological Safety. Solving problems requires preventing problems, which requires honesty, which requires the absence of fear.
  • The Fifth Ideal : Customer Focus. Build only that which actually matters to our customers.

Published On: Sun, 09 Aug 2020.