The decision to transform IT in an organization is an easy one to make when seen through the lens of improving quality, time to market andcustomer satisfaction. Undertaking an IT transformation requires the buy-in of many people at every level of the organization. Many fortune 100stry a grassroots approach and begin with a single team. Although one team can always succeed, the usual outcome is a smothering of suchinnovation by the larger organization. To truly begin an IT transformation, a company must first ignite excitement in its executives, so they showan appetite for change. The CIO, CTO, VP of engineering, and even the CEO must understand the competitive advantage that DevOps conceptsbring to an organization. Once on board, these executives can support the two to five years of change required so that these efforts spreadacross the full organization.