An Interview - How Automation Can Fill in Holes on Disaster Planning

November 24, 2020 | Posted by Damien Eversmann in publications with tags: automation culture devops evolution it-modernization

I was interviewed for an article on Federal News Network. The original can be found here: How automation can fill in holes on disaster planning. A few quotes follow, check out the link for the entire article:

[T]hat presents these organizations with an opportunity: Now is the perfect time for self-evaluation, to determine what did and didn’t work, and reconsider the way organizations prepare for disasters and disruptions.

[D]owntime between processes has become a problem during the pandemic. With everyone working remotely, it takes longer to hand off jobs between employees.

“The better approach is not to have a plan for everything, but to develop more flexibility, implement tools and processes to be more flexible,” Eversmann said. “Break down monolithic processes into smaller pieces that can be moved around.”

“Sometimes it’s culture, sometimes it’s people or processes,” Eversmann said. “That’s the DevOps trio: people, processes, tech. People are realizing that not everything is a tech problem. Instead, we can work on all three together.”