I just read an interesting article from DZone called There’s No Such Thing As A “Devops Team”. Readers who have been around a while will know that a flippant title like that is neither going to be totally true, or even the real point of the article. And they would be right. The real point of the article is that silo groups are bad, and silo groups that don’t talk to each other are infinitely worse, and the bigger the [real or imagined] barrier to them communicating, the worse it is. The solution to two teams not working together (in this case the developers and the operations/release engineering group) is rarely to insert another group between them.