Continuous improvement and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and DevOps may be on many peoples’ minds these days, but there’s nothing particularly new about the concept — software shops should have put these concepts into action years ago.
Instead, technology leaders should be now worrying about the futures of their businesses. That’s the view of Kelsey Hightower, staff developer advocate at Google Cloud Platform, who says too many IT leaders are debating how to manage IT operations and workflows, when their businesses are being hit with unprecedented disruption. “CI/CD is a done deal — like 10 years ago it was a done deal,” he said in a recent podcast with CTO Advisor’s Keith Townsend.
“There is nothing to figure out in that domain. A lot of people talk about DevOps, and there may be some culture changes, in number of people who can do it or are allowed to do it. For me, that is the table stakes. CI/CD, DevOps; we have to say, listen, figure it out, or go work with another team outside this company to figure it out.”