As digital technology continues to disrupt and transform businesses across industries and around the world, the ability to deliver high-quality software rapidly will make the difference between survival and extinction for many companies. DevOps seeks to change the dynamics in which operations and development teams interact. Ultimately, successful adoption of DevOps and the process of continuous delivery are likely to determine whether an organization thrives or fails in the digital age.
To build a sustainable DevOps culture and achieve true DevOps success, organizations need to consider the DevOps Trinity—people, processes and tools—and understand how to connect all three:
People and Culture
The core tenet of DevOps is a culture of collaboration and shared goals, which eliminates finger-pointing and promotes teamwork, with everyone working together in support of the same outcome—reliable software quickly delivered to production. In essence, the goal is to enable the different stakeholders in the software development and delivery process to reach the mutual understanding and empathy needed to drive alignment on shared goals. To achieve this change, teams need to have trust, honesty and responsibility.
Process and Practices
DevOps aims to achieve predictable, efficient, secure and sustainable operational processes. Using a DevOps approach, simple processes become increasingly programmable and dynamic. Automation supports this objective by using technology to streamline the steps within the process.
Tools and Technologies
Some categories are more essential in a DevOps toolchain than others, especially continuous integration (build) and infrastructure as code (configure) tools. The common elements of the toolchain include applications for coding, building, testing, packaging, releasing, configuring and monitoring. Often, rather than a single tool, there are sets of tools (or toolchains) of multiple tools, that make up the process.
A sustainable DevOps organization cannot be achieved without all three components of the DevOps Trinity.
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