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title: "IT executives! Take the lead in DevOps transformations"
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author: Suri Patel
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author_twitter: gitlab
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categories: insights
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description: "Gary Gruver, author of \"Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise,\" shares his thoughts on the role of executives in a DevOps transformation."
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tags: DevOps
twitter_text: "IT executives lead DevOps transformations, according to @GRUVERGary"
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The changes in both workflow and culture during a DevOps transformation highlight the need for IT executives to guide development and operations teams. [Gary Gruver](http://www.garygruver.com), the renowned DevOps consultant, discovered that executives are essential in setting up teams to adopt a DevOps model successfully. Ahead of his [June 19 webcast](/webcast/starting-scaling-devops), Gary Gruver sat down with GitLab to share his thoughts on the greatest challenges that executives encounter and to provide tactical steps to help executives support their teams.
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## The role of an executive in the DevOps transformation is leading it.
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## One of the biggest challenges is getting everybody on the same page.
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## One of the biggest things executives need to do to prepare their teams is giving a common view of the inefficiencies for the entire deployment pipeline.
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## In terms of culture, executives can help teams adjust to the changes that are coming. Their role is to be that of an investigative reporter.
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## When I work with executives, I always start with, "What are the objectives about your software development processes?"
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Join Gary Gruver for a [webcast on June 19](/webcast/starting-scaling-devops) to discover ways to analyze your current deployment pipeline to target your first improvements on the largest inefficiencies in software development and deployment, and [download your free copy](/resources/scaling-enterprise-devops) of "Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise."