“By 2018, 90% of I&O organizations attempting to use DevOps without specifically addressing their cultural foundations will fail,” according to Ian Head, Research Director at Gartner.
For technology leaders, velocity is the name of the game. Change is the norm in software, and every year the rate of change is increasing. Unfortunately, most established organizations cannot drive the velocity required to propel themselves ahead of their competition because existing processes, tools, and workplace culture prevent it.
What is DevOps?
Birthed out of Agile software development and Lean Manufacturing methodologies and raised amid tectonic architectural shifts like microservices, containers, and cloud, the DevOps movement focuses on the importance of both tools and culture, and how making the right investments in both drives performance in today’s digital economy.
Why DevOps? What Are the Benefits?
According to DevOps Research and Assessment Group (DORA), firms that successfully implement a DevOps culture have a significant competitive advantage.
While the primary focus of DevOps is to increase the velocity of software development, successfully deploying DevOps has as much to do with people as it does technology. When properly deployed, the benefits of DevOps practices include increasing development velocity, improving workplace culture, and enhancing employee engagement.
Our approach to DevOps consulting
Many consulting firms offering “DevOps transformations” may start with assessments, but quickly delve into the tools and mechanics, ignoring the required changes around organizational culture. We consider culture an equal partner in the transformation process, however, and use both qualitative and quantitative methods to holistically assess an organization’s people, processes, and tools to help leaders effectively plan and lead their DevOps transformation efforts.
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