While that may be true, it’s hard to argue that success wouldn’t be easier to achieve with executive support and having the whole organization working together in harmony toward the same objectives.
Rally Software–now part of CA–developed the Big Room Planning approach to foster broader support and cooperation:
Many organizations—or even teams within organizations—are attempting to embrace DevOps. The operational and strategic advantages of DevOps over traditional business methodologies make it a virtual business imperative. One of the prevailing ideas about DevOps is that it’s about a culture shift more than tools and principles—and a big part of that culture shift is making sure everyone is on the same page.
Rally Software—which was acquired by CA in May of 2015—provides software and services to help customers succeed with Agile development. One of the main components of the services side is to educate customers about the importance of working in harmony and guiding customers through a process called Big Room Planning. DevOps is a natural extension of Agile development principles to the rest of the business, so Big Room Planning can be an effective tool for DevOps just as it is for Agile development planning.