As the creator of Jenkins, I get to see lots of real-world software development, and teams and organizations trying to push better DevOps practice forward. In those conversations, I noticed that some are more successful than others. In this talk, I will explore where those differences seem to be made. One is around data. Our automation in software development is sufficiently broad that it is producing lots of data, but by and large most of those are simply thrown away. Yet at the same time, the management is feeling like they are flying blind because they have little insight! Another is around how they leverage “economy of scale.” Successful teams seem like they managed to drive great uniformity and consistency across software development, which allow organizations to move at great speed and make developers feel great.