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7 Steps for a Sustainable DevOps Transformation

  • 7 Steps for a Sustainable DevOps Transformation-

    Team Building

    The end product of team building on a micro scale is to produce an overall guiding coalition. The ability to experiment with new tools and methods is vital, so the aim of the coalition is to remove obstacles such as superfluous process steps, approvals and system access rights. Any structures that undermine the team vision should be quickly replaced. Risk taking and avant-garde thinking should be encouraged.

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7 Steps for a Sustainable DevOps Transformation

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    Team Building

    The end product of team building on a micro scale is to produce an overall guiding coalition. The ability to experiment with new tools and methods is vital, so the aim of the coalition is to remove obstacles such as superfluous process steps, approvals and system access rights. Any structures that undermine the team vision should be quickly replaced. Risk taking and avant-garde thinking should be encouraged.

DevOps is not a market nor a methodology, but rather a philosophy. A portmanteau of developers and operations, DevOps can be thought of as a cultural movement or practice emphasizing collaboration and communication between software developers and other IT professionals. The goal? To increase the speed, frequency and reliability of building, testing and releasing software.

Today, the adoption of DevOps is growing rapidly across many industries. DevOps boasts both technical and business benefits. These include continuous delivery, continuous integration, simplicity of problems, increases in both productivity and value and time saved. In order to fully understand DevOps, one must live its values. This requires an organizational overhaul for IT departments and the shift to a non-traditional approach. Trust must be given to those chosen to lead the change, but enterprises still need concrete ways to measure success. As with any business venture, creativity is a means to an end, but the return on investment (ROI) is invaluable.

Before continuous delivery can be achieved, one must first develop a vision and begin implementing successful DevOps practices. According to John Purrier, CTO of Automic, adopting the following seven steps will empower teams in their efforts toward a sustainable DevOps transformation.