Really, what is the purpose of this new-ish, hard-to-define discipline?
Expertise Incubator member Luca Ingianni is exploring that question via his email list: https://ingianni.ck.page/8cbe38af7f
I think Luca's answer to this question, "what is DevOps for?", is going to land somewhere a lot more interesting than the Wikipedia definition of "a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) which aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality."
Those with deep expertise seem to be able to articulate a larger justification for their expertise. They seem to be able to connect it to the context that surrounds those they're trying to reach. They can answer the what and how questions as well as the why question.
Luca's emails are short, daily in frequency, very well-written, and well worth tuning into: https://ingianni.ck.page/8cbe38af7f
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I'm collecting resources that may be helpful to you and your business here: http://resourcesforresilience.live. It's just a domain redirect to a Google Doc.
Please email me with any contributions you'd like to see added to that list.
New TEI cohort beginning next month, in April. Information on the new program structure here: http://theexpertiseincubator.com
If you're interested in a closer look at how the program creates change, this 14m video from Tom Miller is worth a look: https://youtu.be/qzuy5OoaySg