Enterprises transforming to a DevOps-oriented organization often note three key drivers: manage cost, increase agility and improve business value.
Many of the challenges organizations are facing today can be directly mapped to these business drivers. One of the key challenges include communication structures that delay cross-department collaboration and having to address the cultural shift. On the technical front, dissimilar development and production environments is a barrier.
DevOps has never prescribed a standard set of fixed practices, so organizations find it difficult to know what practices will benefit them. The meaning of DevOps has shifted, and new tools and processes for DevOps have emerged. So one of the challenges is that DevOps is not just unclear, but also evolving.
When we talk about DevOps, the three pillars that are impacted and benefitted are the people, process and tools. The benefits of DevOps adoption will be obvious almost immediately because application development in these types of organizations will be at a rate where results can be measured on a weekly or monthly basis and the team value is easily recognized.
The table below conveys in a single view on how we can map the business drivers for DevOps against challenge versus benefit and impact.
About the Author / Aparna Balasundar
Aparna is the DevOps practice Lead at TechStar Group. She has over15 years of experience in IT with expertise in DevOps, Services Offering development and Sales Enablement activities. Connect with her on LinkedIn.