The You Build It You Run It practices in this playbook are technology and vendor-agnostic, so you can determine the best adoption pathway based on the context of your organisation. While we're strong proponents of cloud computing, serverless, microservices, and open-source technologies, we've seen You Build It You Run It succeed in very different environments.
Transitioning from Ops Run It to You Build It You Run It is a challenging process. There's no repeatable recipe, because every organisation is different and has its own unique context. We can simply offer a heuristic, which describes a sequencing of You Build It You Run It adoption that we've seen succeed before. It's important that you experiment with these practices, and gradually learn what the right approach is for your organisation.
These practices achieve a delicate balance between incentives and run cost, such as downgrading availability targets in the months between peak business periods.