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Technology is changing how we live, how we operate businesses, how we deliver value for the company. Change is the only constant but in order to benefit, flexibility and agility are critical. As organizations embark on their digital transformations and focus on delivering more value to their customers and stakeholders, a DevOps approach becomes crucial, and it is central to a new operating model.
What is DevOps?
Agile techniques and Lean approaches have become more entrenched over time. Development and operations began to collaborate more as the Agile and Lean methodologies progressed. After that, “Dev” and “Ops” began to merge into a single process. Is not a function or a set of tools but instead a way to deliver value, requiring support from management and champions on the ground.
In a nutshell, DevOps is when developers and operations managers collaborate throughout the lifecycle of a product. They will be able to provide the greatest service possible as each side considers the demands of the other. Adopting new governance practices, including DevSecOps pipelines is a necessary change to deliver business value at today’s speed.
The Need for DevOps
The increasing adoption of DevOps by most organizations across the globe indicates its potential as a critical enabler to achieving scale. Implementation of DevOps practices helps an organization deliver faster, better, higher-quality, and more reliable software. Successful DevOps relies on a culture of cooperation and collaboration among all functions of the organization. Here are the top reasons why companies need DevOps:
Other primary reasons why companies need DevOps are:
- It improves team communication and cooperation.
When you use DevOps principles to build a product, teams can experiment and innovate quickly. This increases their level of trust and enables them to become even more flexible.
- It increases efficiency.
Increased use of IT automation is imperative, and DevOps lets you automate processes easily. Automating routine tasks releases team members to do more valuable work. Automation also reduces the likelihood of human error.
- It creates shorter development cycles and faster innovation.
With a joint development and operations team, applications are built faster. They’re also ready to be used by the customer sooner.
How should organizations transition to become an agile, flexible company implementing automation best practices, continuous improvement-based governance, with empowered, innovative teams? There are three key components to moving to a DevOps approach as well as improving existing practices: Assessment, Roadmap, and Execution.
Additional considerations include communicating strategy company-wide. Are there other transformation initiatives such as automation that need to be integrated to avoid duplication? Often a transformation business office can help ensure all initiatives are aligned.
Innovative Logics, with over a decade of proven excellence in IT, has a team of experts who can provide you with an effective DevOps implementation roadmap. Our team has been following DevOps’ best practices:
DevOps Implementation Roadmap
Once you have considered all the factors and decided to implement DevOps within your company, you need a step-by-step plan to smoothly shift from traditional software development to the DevOps approach. Here, we outline the key steps.