DevOps Isn’t a Department With Jeremy Duvall

Posted on Thursday, Dec 7, 2023
DevOps is not a department. It’s a set of concepts and ideas that are human-centric and driven through Agile practices. It’s applying Big A Agile to operations: fast feedback loops, deeper collaboration with stakeholders (which is the engineering team), and invoking people over process and tools. A current problem hamstringing organizations is that they treat DevOps like a commoditized department: one that writes shell scripts and deploys Jenkins servers, and not the value engine that those teams could be. They took the tools team, applied a light version of DevOps ideology, and said, “Hey, that’s it. That’s DevOps. Hashtag winning.”


Jeremy Duvall

Jeremy Duvall (he/him)

Jeremy Duvall is the founder of 7Factor Software, a custom, cloud-native software solutions company that builds from the beginning for stability, security, and scalability for tech-forward enterprises and ambitious start-ups with great ideas and a commitment to quality. Jeremy is a software craftsman with more than a decade of experience building and advising others on how to build rugged, performant, and beautiful software in nearly every industry. Jeremy founded 7Factor in 2017 with a commitment to build a smart, flexible, human-centric team of experienced software architects, engineers, and developers who obsess about quality and will give clients honest, expert advice.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.