Many CIO’s have embraced Cloud Native adoption, including the continuous delivery model and its benefits – but does this sentiment trickle down to those who engineer and implement changes? Many organizations anticipated the technical challenges but not the cultural impact and potential struggles.
Many developers are accustomed to a model where there would be a release twice a year, not every two weeks - a radical change to what they are used to. The level of co-ordination and pressure takes a sharp upturn – and those who don’t adapt and embrace it, can be left behind, resulting in a shift in culture.
Open communication, gaining understanding and buy in to the benefits for the individual and not just the customer (and implementing agile methodologies) can help.
Have you seen an impact on your culture since your cloud native adoption? I am always interested to share new perspectives on how you have addressed challenges.
“cultural changes with development team” was cited as the number one challenge in using & deploying containers today. The culture that’s needed to deliver modern applications, while continuing to evolve from early DevOps practices, has left many enterprise developers and teams behind.