There is a constant pressure for companies to deliver applications, services and software faster, DevOps was born to answer that race to innovation. But it can be challenging for DevOps champions to convince their Executives to invest the time and resources in creating a companywide DevOps Culture. Even as this transformation is the key to best their competition.
In our previous blog post about DevOps, What is DevOps, and how is it a game changer?, we defined DevOps as the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity; evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market.
While 2017 saw its emergence, 2018 was the year it scaled to “Enterprise DevOps” with a focus on culture, automation, agility, measurement & management, sharing & sourcing. In 2019, we know that having a DevOps Culture relying on increased collaboration and willingness to experiment is key for organizations to be competitive.
Adopting DevOps means “you are willing to change fast, develop fast, test fast, fail fast, recover fast, learn fast, and push the products fast to the market.” says Pavan Belagatti. It’s a complete culture shift and requires the commitment of Executives.
Here are 7 steps you can take to enable your company’s transformation to a DevOps Culture:
- Get up to speed and comfortable with the Cloud
- Accept failure is part of the process, and learn from it
- Make “Continuous” (delivery, learning, testing…) your motto
- Get on board with Automation
- Create a Feedback Loop making communication a priority
- Encourage teams to collaborate and build trust
- Be patient, and persevere
If you want to learn more about implementing DevOps to your Technology Strategy, contact us to book a discovery consultation with one of our DevOps experts.