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DevOps and the Myth of Efficiency

December 22, 2015 #devops

Ran across this series of posts on DevOps:

They draw a distinction between “complicated” and “complex” and make statements like “efficiency is no longer enough.”  Part II refers to the success of “systems thinking” at NASA in the 1960s and ends with the summary below.

DevOps, Microservices, Cloud, etc are all about making organizations more effective. It’s laying the groundwork to treat our organizations as complex systems, not machines. This approach lends itself to really understanding the value of feedback, failure, learning, autonomy, and emergent behavior which are critical for any complex system to exhibit to evolve and stay relevant in a complex, not merely complicated, world.


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