Within 45 seconds of Robert Leblanc's opening for Tuesday's IBM Innovate keynotes, DevOps made itself known as the big deal and focus of the conference. Leblanc kicked things off with the value of DevOps and its impact in driving true enterprise capability. He also noted that " If you concentrate on one area of your process you just moved the problem". Following on to that was Eric Ries who spoke on his new book: The Lean Startup, and described how failure was the inability to learn from mistakes and pivot but forgetting your core drivers.
Of course, Steve Wozniak wowed the crowd with his energy and focus on the deep importance of education without stifling innovation.
Woz also noted his love for things to be open as it allows him to change the world, which is one of the holistic ideas surrounding DevOps: that open communications and feedback across all parts of the business works to ensure success in each realm. It enables the continuous feedback, innovation, and improvements to occur more effectively and efficiently than ever before.
For those who weren't in attendance, and as a resource for those who were, here are the links to the white papers from today's keynoters: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/innovate/resources/
Pay special attention to the excellent whitepaper- DevOps: The IBM approach: Continuous delivery of software-driven innovation.
Scott Laningham blogged today as well, calling DevOps "family therapy for the IT/software development intersection": http://wp.me/p3g4DB-eX
Make sure you click through to see his impressive interview with Dibbe Edwards and George Moberly where they discuss the accelerating demand for the transformative approach of DevOps. Understand what DevOps means, what is driving the urgent need for better communication, collaboration, and integration between software development and IT, and hear what the adoption of a DevOps culture has done for IBM Business Partner, Opscode.