Most IT-related businesses have successfully implemented Agile programming practices on at least a small scale. However, limiting Agility to only development tasks is not enough to reach your maximum growth potential and efficiency. Existing workplace-silos between those who write the code (“build” phase) and those who deploy the applications (“run” phase) need to be broken down and this is precisely what DevOps practices will help you accomplish.
Increased customer satisfaction & shorter time-to-market
While Agile methods (SCRUM among others) improve cooperation between clients / business managers and development teams in a company, the DevOps methodology focuses on reinforcing collaboration between the development, Operations, and QA teams. This type of organization will boost your IS by providing all project participants with a common service-oriented vision which increases responsiveness, quality, and customer satisfaction. It can even lead to release times that are 10 times faster than what can be achieved by older methodologies.
This improved collaboration takes place in a highly automated context and relies on:
the adoption of Lean principles
the definition of KPIs such as unnoticed bugs
the development of a collaborative culture defined by mutual trust and open-mindedness which allows any type of issue to be easily discussed and addressed
Devops & Outsourcing
DevOps practices are easily compatible with IT outsourcing. As an experienced service provider, Pentalog offers tools and methods that meet remote management and time zone related requirements (wiki, distant source servers, continuous integrations, etc.). Infrastructure virtualization at operation and development levels makes DevOps practices easier. The technical foundation of the DevOps culture, cloud technologies, supports this dynamics while addressing acceleration-related security constraints by means of secure continuous delivery.
In a DevOps context, developers are obliged to consider performance issues and environmental constraints. This results in new skills acquisition and increased responsibilities at all project levels. Instead of only writing lines of code, they become “full-stack” developers who can address a wide arrange of challenges.
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