Tools, scripts, processes – they do the things you don’t want to do in your day-to-day delivery. They automate the simply easy stuff that you should be on auto-pilot for.
But never has anyone credited the performance script, the database tuner, the DevOps customizations for the release of a product, or changes in your team culture. They are meant to take the easiest loads off your shoulders so you can focus on the big things;
- Are we getting enough code coverage?
- Do we have ample load?
- Have we gone through all scenarios?
- Do we understand what the customer needs?
That’s what shapes your culture, your team, your leadership and your delivery – not what field goes where.