DevOps Resource: Individual Contributors

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Individual Contributors

From Holdouts to Holdups

In many organizations, there are individuals that could be considered critical to the organization and are the lone holdouts to the DevOps transformation. These holdouts are often longer term employees that have historically experienced false starts around transformational change. These failed attempts at driving toward a new framework or culture may have disenfranchised the individual contributors and caused them to withdraw from supporting the efforts.  

This resource seeks to identify practical approaches to categorizing the personalities of the resistant individuals and help identify a clear path that will align them closer to the movement. 

What's Inside 

SECTION 1

Building Transformational Change

We’ll explore some of the common archetypes of “holdouts;” develop an understanding of the root cause of the behavior by evaluating their incentives, drivers, and fears; and discuss tactics and frameworks for re-engagement.

SECTION 2

The Process Flow

When experimenting with which tactic works best on any specific “holdout,” we want to follow a rapid and repeatable process flow. In this section, we discuss the process used to help re-engage the employee in the transformation taking place in the organization, while making sure not to alienate them further.  

The 12 Archetypes of Holdouts

The Sage

The Magician

The Rebel

The Orphan

The Explorer

The Caregiver

The Hero

The Innocent

The Creator

The Lover

The Jester

The King

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Authors of This Resource

Pauly Comtois VP, Hearst Business Media

Scott Nasello Senior Manager, Platforms & Systems Engineering, Columbia Sportswear

Avigail Ofer Sr. Director, Communications and Online Marketing, Electric Cloud

Anders Wallgren CTO, Electric Cloud

Chris Hill DevOps Infotainment and Software Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Authors of This Resource

Pauly Comtois VP, Hearst Business Media

Scott Nasello Senior Manager, Platforms & Systems Engineering, Columbia Sportswear

Avigail Ofer Sr. Director, Communications and Online Marketing, Electric Cloud

Anders Wallgren CTO, Electric Cloud

Chris Hill DevOps Infotainment and Software Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

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