Slides of an ignite talk presented at the DevOpsDays Berlin 2015 (http://lanyrd.com/2015/devops-days-berlin/, http://www.devopsdays.org/events/2015-berlin/).
Can it help your organization to create DevOps teams? This is a quite controversial question. One one hand many experts are not tired to point out there should not never ever be such a thing as a DevOps team. On the other hand many organization try out to form DevOps teams, at least as an intermediate step of a long-term transformation of their organizational structure.
I am a guy who formed such a DevOps team inside an enterprise, and over the course of four years we had the chance to learn a lot. In this talk we cover the advantages — how this helped our organization on its journey to become more agile — as well as the disadvantages and challenges.