Why we are moving to DevOps?
End result – higher time to market, unsatisfied customers, truncated operations and disgruntled employees.
But with DevOps, the key teams across the IT shop floor work together, collaborate and share their responsibilities to achieve their goal i.e. happy customers. This can be achieved by automating workflows, continuous learning, collaboration and disintermediation with a singular focus on moving ahead the disruption curve.
DevOps as a competitive differentiator.
The heightened performance of DevOps is through continuous software delivery where small chunks of software are developed and tested in identical environments. Automation plays a key role in driving this iterative process where software and infrastructure are built side by side and scaled up to meet market requirements. This drastically brings down time to market and provides a production environment where customer needs are met immediately.
So how is the DevOps movement re-defining our company?
The biggest takeaway from DevOps is the continuous delivery of software with better bug fixing and problem resolution capabilities. Gone are the days when infrastructure and software are divergently developed on an adhoc basis. Developers, testers and all denizens of the production floor cohabit the same space simultaneously creating, testing and monitoring small chunks of software that are seamlessly scaled to meet market needs.
Cross functional learning is enabled
It is also making learning fun. Cross-functional expertise is an inevitable outcome of collaboration enriching organizational expertise. There is a cultural shift within the organization with continual learning and breaking of silos. Decision making becomes sharper as back end developers are more in touch with the customers and market. Ultimately, the organization becomes a living and breathing information source where multiple CoEs work together to bring out market churners for their customers.