As a change agent, you are trained and would consider yourself an expert in the LEAN space, and have surely developed “EYES for Waste“. You are always looking for that efficiency gain and how you can squeeze the most juice from your endeavours. For some Lean practitioners, if you are not focused on reducing waste, then you at not Lean-ing at all (another discussion some other time 🙂 ).
But do you stop and pause? or are we fascinated by the efficiency cult that we forget to look beyond ?
Do you lose yourself in Efficiency Optimizations ?
As part of the DevOps transformation, one of the main challenges is building bridges across Dev and Ops and start to build TRUST.
But TRUST cannot be built by simply flipping a switch !! It is never easy. So how do you start ?
Sometimes, the trust starts to build between teams when they start to share their internal success and failure stories . Trust starts to build when they start to create Transparency across the walls. But this requires them to start to share and start to speak a Common Language .
Today if you ask any Development or an Operations teams, they have conflicting goals, and their languages are poles apart. The language manifests in the form of different process, different artifacts and different formats which they share with their management and teams. There is a BIG GAP!
So how do you reconcile this GAP ? Ask if you can –
Can you codify your team processes?
Can you automate these process steps ?
Can you codify the creation of your teams artifacts?
Can you automate the creation of these artifacts?
Benefits of Common Language
The benefits are huge, if you start to codify this implicit and explicit knowledge across teams. As you start to codify, you can start to automate and the benefits will further increase, as this knowledge can now be shared across teams, repeatedly, and improved, and in the end will lead to increased organisational learning.
So if you are able to codify, automate and share your knowledge across development and operations, you will be on your way to maximize your organizational learning!
Go ahead and share how you increased your organizational learning?
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