Success with DevOps – 4 Key Components [#DevOps #Agile #DevOpsSuccess #AgileSuccess]

Success with DevOps – 4 Key Components [#DevOps #Agile #DevOpsSuccess #AgileSuccess]

1. Open communications
2. Right collaboration tools
3. Education on what’s happening and why
4. A single leader championing the process

1. Open communications
At its core, DevOps is about bringing departments closer to the end user in order to quickly deliver continuous updates based on their needs.

This gives every employee, from developers to customer support, a better understanding of their role and of the purpose of their work.

As a whole, the business then aligns more accurately on goals, and can move faster and with more agility.

2. Right collaboration tools
Once the communication lines are open, teams need to incorporate a tool like Slack or Microsoft Teams into their workflow.

These tools enable departments to quickly collaborate on technical items and help keep those company-wide product roadmaps aligned.

Traditional communication tools like email and phone take too long in today’s work environment.

3. Education on what’s happening and why
One of the major barriers to DevOps integration is employees’ resistance to change.

However, this is often overcome through education, like showing the benefits of DevOps vs. other styles.

It is also a way to help many developers more easily move from traditional software development to cloud-based service development.

4. A single leader championing the process

Unknowingly, leadership can often bring DevOps to a screeching halt.

If an executive gives a product priority to a team, then the team focuses on it rather than on DevOps. It disrupts the integration process and hampers teams.

This is why DevOps needs to be a priority for every leadership member, and why there should be an executive sponsor consistently advocating for these changes. That person will hold all team leads accountable to move to a DevOps model.

It takes time to learn a new process. It takes time to collaborate with others.

Left to their own devices, Dev and Ops organizations are not going to collaborate and/or merge unless forced to; they are too busy with the tasks at hand.

DevOps calls for leadership guidance and intervention, and if there is not any, then the business likely will not be able to incorporate DevOps.

Adapted from:
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