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DevOps Voices – How DevOps Contributes To Antifragile Organizations

Does your organization rely on prediction? If so, you are probably aware of how important it is to move away from prediction and instead endure chaos, absorb variation, and benefit from volatility. Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced in the 2012 book, ‘Antifragile’, the concept that makes organizations look at uncertainty and change as friends, not foes. This is inherently different from two concepts more often brought up in DevOps-related debates: resilience and robustness. Unfortunately, there are still many DevOps organizations not fully acknowledging the importance of this property of systems.

This episode is an exceptional opportunity to find out the relationship between DevOps and antifragility. Listen to this fascinating conversation with Jan de Vries and explore why the “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” motto makes absolute sense in a DevOps setting. Find out how investing in the antifragility of both your systems and your organization relates to the DevOps Principles as identified by DASA.

Dimitri van den Broek

Founding Member of DASA®

Dimitri van den Broek is a Founding Member of DASA® and works closely with the global DASA® community to drive and expand DASA®’s solutions for successful DevOps transformations built on value-creation teams. Dimitri is a driving force behind the rapid global adoption of DASA and spearheading the DASA® DevOps Coach program.
Dimitri is a frequent speaker on High Performing DevOps teams and organizes DASA® DevOps Meetups around the world.
Dimitri works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Jan de Vries

Training and Consulting Partner

Jan de Vries is a senior trainer, business IT consultant and public speaker in the fields of Business Information Management, DevOps, Scaled Agile and Antifragility.
He is convenor of the Enterprise DevOps group that conducts research on large scale deployment of DevOps in organisations.
He founded Blue Ocean Recon to facilitate the development of Blue Oceans and Lean Startups.