How DevOps Can Make Organization Transformation Easier
March 2, 2023
The software industry has undergone significant changes in the development process over the past decade. An essential sign of these changes is that the traditional form of software creation is on the verge of obsolescence, mainly due to such factors as
- The introduction of new technologies
- Changing market needs
- Competition from digitally oriented companies
- Increased focus on security
DevOps has completely changed how software is built and deployed, perhaps forever. Whether you apply DevOps to your software development process or not, this approach is here to stay. So the best thing you can do as an IT entrepreneur is to learn the principles of DevOps and get a deep understanding of the concept for when you have to implement it.
In this article, we will learn what DevOps tools are, the benefits of DevOps, DevOps principles, and best practices. We hope that by the time you get to the end of this article, you will be in a space where it will be easy for you to implement this technology into your business.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is an approach to bringing people, processes, and DevOps tools together to create high-quality software quickly. This model combines development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams into a single structure that manages the entire application lifecycle.
Understanding what DevOps is laying the foundation for knowing what to expect from its implementation. Let’s explore this in the next section.
The benefits of DevOps
Here’s what to expect from implementing DevOps.
Faster responsiveness to market needs
In today’s competitive digital space, companies need to release products that the market needs. This is the only way to survive the competition. DevOps tools help companies match themselves to customer needs and meet expectations quickly. This, in turn, contributes to customer retention.
Better quality products are released faster
The DevOps approach leads to the rapid release of high-quality applications free of glitches and bugs. With CI/CD, bugs are easily caught early in development rather than after the product is released to the market.
Improved working environment
DevOps practices facilitate better communication, team collaboration, and internal collaboration, with everyone staying on the same page throughout the SDLC. This level of transparency in touch increases morale, resulting in a more productive and healthy work environment.
Undeniably, the benefits of DevOps are vast. At the same time, applying these priciples requires an understanding of DevOps practices.
The 5 principles of DevOps
Successful DevOps thinking is all about learning DevOp’s best practices and principles.
Let’s look at the 5 DevOps principles that every IT team follows.
DevOps best practices aim to create an innovative, agile, and responsive environment that is responsive to changing market needs. You’ll have to redefine processes, data, and the marketplace much faster than your competitors to achieve this.
That means you’ll have to create an organizational culture that focuses on customer satisfaction by analyzing performance and automating processes.
The unified team thinking behind DevOps principles helps break down the barriers that exist between the operations team and the development team. Full ownership means that there is no wall between the teams, and the DevOps team as a whole is responsible for every step of product development and the quality of the result.
This is another of the key principles of DevOps that encourages people to change how they think about development and operations. Instead of working in isolation, this approach helps teams see the big picture. This helps improve team productivity, clarifies what needs to be fixed, reduces response time, and improves production efficiency.
Continuous process and product improvement is the following core principle of DevOps. It becomes easy when teams work together, focusing on one goal and constant improvement. It also helps teams stay agile during change, even when they encounter setbacks.
Automation is an integral part of the DevOps model. It streamlines processes, which reduces the time it takes for teams to respond to the market and fix problems. By automating with DevOps tools, companies can release products to customers much faster. However, the success of this principle lies in having your DevOps team identify a process that can be automated and executed as quickly as possible.
How can Bragona Technologies help transition to a DevOps model?
Implementing the DevOps model can be challenging for companies. At Bragona Technologies, we have encountered several clients who are having difficulty with the process of implementing the DevOps model and convincing their teams to follow it.
We use three phases of our DevOps consulting services to address this challenge.
In this phase, we define the business goal and scope of the transformation.
Once these are defined, we create two project trackers – one to develop an operating model and transformation roadmap and a second to improve CI/CD across the company.
Here, Bragona Technologies takes on the coach role, keeping your organization in a leadership role.
We help you learn DevOps best practices and implement DevOps tools in a step-by-step model, ensuring that you can be part of the transition from a traditional approach to DevOps.
We aim to implement and communicate the DevOps model to the internal team. We train them to work with the model and scale it so that they can handle all the challenges that arise from this point forward.
Learn more about how Bragona Technologies helps you transition your model to a DevOps approach. Talk to our DevOps experts today.