This is my 3rd excerpt from the interview with Gene Kim.
Gene Kim: You know, incidentally, just thinking about your question ‘how important is DevOps to business?’
One of my colleagues and I actually did this massive calculation how much value is there to recapture. So we did this massive calculation, how much would be saved from all this DevOps -- like long lead times, poor hand-offs, unplanned work and rework. You know, we said, if you could just halve the waste. So the calculation of the value, the value of that waste, was about $980 billion.
So we said if we could probably just get half the value back. If we deploy those dollars in a way that would get you know five times the value. Anywhere. Where you can just get five times the value. We're talking like $3 trillion dollars of value that is there for us at the table to grab, per year.
So, you know, that's for some perspective: that [the potential global DevOps benefits] is more than the entire economic output of Germany.
So that is an incredible amount of value to the business.
Gene Kim: Oh and by the way, I heard a fascinating stat the other day.
Gene Kim: Fifty percent of all capital dollars being spent in US corporations is on IT. So it looks like an improvement in IT has a global effect on the organization.
Next we get some longer excerpts from the transcript that start providing some real meat. Gene provides clear, concise acitonable advice on improving your DevOps kung-fu. First up, the question most of us think we know the answer to, Gene puts some studied science on: what do high performance IT Ops organziations look like?
All excerpts from Gene's interview and the link to the podcast itself are here:
Gene Kim's DevOps Leadership podcast is available here.