There are many articles about what needs to be done to adopt DevOps successfully, but in this blog we’re going to focus on organisational readiness. The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of the key organisational factors and considerations which help to determine whether a DevOps initiative is really needed for your business – and whether it is likely to be successful in your organisation at the current time.
DevOps adoption is pretty ubiquitous at the moment. It is touted as a no-brainer that ‘everyone needs to jump on the DevOps bandwagon’. But is DevOps really guaranteed to deliver on everything it promises for your organisation?
It seems like DevOps is absolutely everywhere now. Pretty much every company is talking about it – even if they are not ready to explore it yet. In this DevOps adoption frenzy, it is inevitable that some of the core principles of DevOps (what it is, how it adds value to your business, etc.) will get watered down. When DevOps is mandated, the word itself becomes overused and the core message can get lost.
Are you wondering where to start your DevOps journey – or how to progress an existing initiative? Do you need a better understanding of how the adoption process should run? Would you prefer to know what to expect from each phase?
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DevOps may be an increasingly popular approach, but many organisations are still falling behind the adoption curve. So what are the reasons why some businesses choose not to consider DevOps as an alternative for their IT projects? This video looks at the 7 most common misconceptions that prevent businesses from embracing DevOps.
In the world of DevOps, everybody knows that getting the culture right is critical to business success. But how can it be done? In my opinion, it is largely about establishing the right communication baseline within teams and across the organisation.
Once the big decision has been made to go for DevOps in your organization (or at least give it a go), what do you do next? Below are my suggestions for things which should be considered at this early stage if you want to get started with a successful DevOps programme.
Following on from my previous post entitled 7 Steps to Start your DevOps Initiative, I thought I’d talk a bit about DevOps in the long term. Something which can easily be missed when on the DevOps journey is how to keep the momentum and make sure that good DevOps principles are not lost after the initial driving phase.
This blog follows on from last week’s Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative – part 1. The paper “Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative” by Ronni Colville (2014) lists 7 key recommendations for successfully implementing DevOps. Below I continue my discussion and share my insights for steps 5 – 7.