DevOps means taking it right to the top

One element of a DevOps approach that seems to be being ignored is that it needs to extend right to the top of the company, right from the individual developers, right up to the C level and board room. If you have an operational department that sets all IT policy, but is blind to the needs of developers, than your DevOps strategy is doomed to failure; likewise, if your company is completely driven by the Development guys.