DevOps evangelist Cads Oakley expounds upon the importance of the DevOps community to solve problems smarter and faster. It's the shared interests, common problems, and collaboration that connect this diverse, extended community and make it such a valuable resource. Cads also talks about how implementing DevOps can drive an organization's business forward; he promotes the more inclusive term "SquadOps" (Systems, Quality, Users, And Dev and Ops) to underscore the need for cross-functional teams that span the organization. How do you get a DevOps initiative started in your organization? Start the conversation! Meet with teams and grow their understanding of how the efforts across the company are interrelated to deliver business value. Once your co-workers recognize the interdependence of their roles, the culture is ripe for DevOps.