There are challenges associated with moving a large, hierarchical IT organization in a more agile and DevOps-oriented direction. While many challenges are of a technical nature, often the biggest difficulties are cultural and revolve around process and policy. Technology, however, can be used in such a way to encourage incentive structures in all levels of the organization.
This whitepaper explores the role of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in creating an atmosphere where creative and passionate developers can succeed frequently and quickly. IT leaders can harness the efficiency and persistence of a spontaneous organization despite the inherent limitations of hierarchical systems.