DevOps is never-ending: it’s a continuous search for Continuous Improvement opportunities.
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Just what is DevOps?
DevOps is a mindset, a culture, and a set of technical practices. It provides communication, integration, automation and close cooperation among all the people needed to plan, develop, test, deploy, release and maintain the solution.
DevOps brings business, development and operations stakeholders together to streamline IT delivery. DevOps focuses on engineering culture and automation practices for development and operations. DevOps is a combination of new ways of collaboration paired with advanced possibilities of automation reducing manual efforts and accelerating the software delivery process.
Common product development challenges that drive the adoption of DevOps
Both Agile and DevOps are as much about changing culture and changing organizational behavior as they are about new skills acquisition and technology & tools. For this reason, it’s the combination of tooling, training, coaching and transformation (with a heavy emphasis on organizational change management) that will be needed to break down the walls between the different pockets in the organization and to change the culture to a more cross-functional and highly collaborative way of working. This will enable an end-to-end value delivery ecosystem that involves the entire enterprise.
“Every business will become a software business, build applications, use advanced analytics and provide SaaS services.” - Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.
Action steps to be done
Cross-train on technologies and applications to better leverage bandwidth;
Develop consistent improvement mindset for ruthless automation;
Move IT interactions closer to the business.
Automate where applicable;
Lean process requirements;
Shift from first-in first-out to value based on work prioritization.
Integrate all work intake systems into a central work management tool;
Develop a pipeline automation framework to speed up routine tasks.
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