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title: "Gary Gruver advises IT executives to lead DevOps transformations"
author: Suri Patel
author_gitlab: suripatel
author_twitter: gitlab
categories: Insights
image_title: '/images/blogimages/TBD.jpg'
description: "Gary Gruver, author of Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise, shares his thoughts on the role of executives in a DevOps transformation."
tags: DevOps, pick your brain
twitter_text: "IT executives play a leading role in DevOps transformations according to @GRUVERGary"
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Undertaking a DevOps transformation requires changes in both workflow and culture, highlighting the importance of solid leadership in guiding development and operations teams. Drawing upon his years of consulting experience, [Gary Gruver](http://www.garygruver.com) asserts that IT executives are essential in setting up teams to successfully adopt a DevOps model. 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 provide tactical steps to mitigate obstacles.
## "The role of an executive in the DevOps transformation, I think, 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 your 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."
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