Selling IT Automation to Your Organization

How to convince your manager, address team concerns and create a sense of ownership

The DIY manual method to keep systems running and secure is riddled with inconsistency, inefficiency and risk. Yet, while leadership demands more efficiency from the IT team, they don’t always listen when you bring up automation, DevOps, and new ways of working.

Is it possible to sell IT automation to your organization and have them welcome it with open arms? The short answer: Yes. The longer answer: You’ll need to be strategic in your approach. Start with business outcomes before you introduce tooling. This paper, a collaboration between Puppet and Virtualization Review, provides practical tips on how to approach managers, get buy-in, and lay the groundwork for successfully implementing DevOps practices.

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