Knowing, understanding and adapting the environment to implement DevOps.
By Global Trust Association
01 May, 2019 | 16:05hrs
If the organization’s culture and context are key factors to focus on implementing any new way of working, the resulting combined culture should be powerful enough to drive the desired results.
In the case of DevOps, culture is one of the main success factors. This means building a culture of collaboration commitment clear and transparent having prompt feedback as the basis for high-performance teams.
In the current culture of work teams, some teams still works in an isolated and independent way; fortunately, this is already changing. Certainly, this situation causes a lack of visibility of data, information, and results, which, in turn, generates badly set priorities, incomplete planning, reasons to blame, and bad attitudes towards taking charge of the situations. These facts cause a serious slowdown of the team performance in terms of results quality and work speed.
DevOps allows developing an optimal way of working by defining a minimum set of features that add value to each iteration and creates the required conditions for an adequate visual monitoring thereof. In this way, the interested parties get a clear result of the development team and can better planning and classifying the tasks in order of priority, and thus focus and enhance the effort towards the tasks or areas that need it most.
For that purpose, DevOps incorporates a series of practices and schemes, such as Kanban, Lean, ITIL®, Agile, etc., which converge in a solid practice allowing and facilitating the adoption of a different cultural approach to better guide the development and operation by integrating both the vision of development (Dev – Development) and operation (Ops – Operations).