DevOps has become the go-to concept for companies looking to optimize agile processes. However, although DevOps principles are already applied in many businesses, many find it difficult to understand what exactly DevOps is, what it looks like in practice, and how far-reaching its implementation can be. We explain all in this post.
DevOps is a joint approach to organizational and process improvement that emphasizes the need for collaboration between the Development (Dev) and Operations/IT (Ops) teams within a company. Initially conceived as a way to identify new methods to boost agility, the term DevOps was first coined at a conference in Belgium in 2009. Since then, it has become one of the most widely discussed concepts in the quest for the most effective working methods. Many major companies have now adopted their own DevOps strategy.
What is the aim of DevOps?
By using standardized processes and tools across the different areas of the company, and by considering challenges in the same way, DevOps aims to facilitate more effective and efficient collaboration between software development, system administration and quality assurance. DevOps is a concept in which company culture is a core element; its reach extends far beyond the optimization and acceleration of individual processes.
What are the benefits of DevOps?
DevOps is a holistic concept of systemic thinking that focuses on the bigger picture. It not only allows an organization to optimize its processes, but also promotes inter-disciplinary understanding and appreciation, with employees playing an essential role in the philosophy.
DevOps involves feedback loops, designed to accelerate exchanges of information and feedback between teams. It promotes a culture of continuous experimentation and failure, through which the aforementioned loops are improved and the business is able to respond more rapidly, even if a mistake is made.
The approach results in an accelerated release cycle with higher-quality results and improved internal communication and relationships.
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