Today, more than ever, technological progress requires organizations to move fast and to keep security at their top priority. For this reason, businesses are turning to adopt agile as their working methodology. DevOps is a term that originated from applying lean and agile approaches to operations. It stresses the importance of collaboration between operations and development teams across the whole software development lifecycle. The approach has to do with taking in the fact that collaboration between development and operations areas throughout all stages is fundamental.
Adopting agile methodologies entails partnering with other stakeholders to build products in fast in iterative sprints. Implementing the DevOps approach may accelerate software development even further. As digital transformation is about to keep up with innovation and use technology to reach business objectives that is why DevOps is crucial, it helps organizations to innovate faster.
DevOps is not about automating processes, it is related to learning and sharing knowledge across the entire organization, it is a matter of culture rather than plain operations. Even though operations and tools can help in the journey to achieve our business goals. DevOps can be compared to a team sport such as Rugby or Soccer, teaming and mindset is key. Seeing through Dev and Ops is the base of DevOps, it should address establishing an environment in which developing, testing and releasing software is done fast, frequently and reliably.
The value of DevOps has to do with achieving better business goals, delivering improved software faster means positive customer experience, resulting in better brand reputation and increase revenue.
Adopting a DevOps approach shortens the software development cycles speeding the pace of organizational innovation, win customers’ trust and improve retention. If we implement DevOps best practices within the organization we will put software and customer and employee engagement at the center of its digital transformation.
This article is the second of a series about digital transformation. You can read the first blog post here.