DevOps Institute Releases Assessment of DevOps Capabilities
March 17, 2021

DevOps Institute announced the launch of a crowd-sourced, vendor-neutral Assessment of DevOps Capabilities (ADOC).

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The assessment is for individuals to assess their teams and organizations so as to baseline their current DevOps state, measure and accelerate continuous improvement during their DevOps journey.

ADOC is now available as an exclusive benefit to Premium and Enterprise Members.

The assessment model addresses five DevOps dimensions:

- Human Aspects

- Process and Frameworks

- Functional Composition

- Intelligent Automation

- Technology Ecosystems

"The Humans of DevOps are in urgent need of an empirical model that supports their goals to improve organizational performance through the practice of DevOps principles," said Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute. "They want to be able to measure their progress as their capabilities increase during their DevOps journey and know where to invest their time and energy. Our vendor-agnostic model empowers teams and enterprises to grasp what DevOps means to them and accelerate progress..."

ADOC is available in two versions:

- Team ADOC: A compact, online version for Premium Members to self-assess their team's current DevOps capabilities. After taking the assessment, members will receive a scorecard with their team's results. This version is also available to Enterprise members for all employees in their organization, but does not provide team-to-team comparison reports.

- ADOC for Enterprises: An expansive version for delivery online by DevOps Institute ADOC Consulting Partners to assess capabilities across multiple teams in enterprises of any size. ADOC for Enterprise offers interactive dashboards for workshop review.

To date, DevOps Institute has on-boarded several Enterprise ADOC partners, including:

- Accelerated Strategies Group

- Agile611

- Agility Science

- Capital Carbon Consulting

- Catapult CX

- Cloud Native Architects

- Daysha DevOps

- Jesus Rodriguez

- Sapience Consulting

- Xellentro

A team of 40 DevOps Institute Ambassadors collaborated on the model led by DevOps Institute's Chief of Research, Eveline Oerhlich, and Chief Ambassador, Helen Beal. Ambassadors contributed their own extensive consulting expertise to the model, direct knowledge from client engagements, along with their own experiences in enterprises.

Together the team offered over 600 years of DevOps practitioner experience to produce a model that:

- Comprehensively assesses people, process and technology capabilities

- Baselines current state and provides guidance for next target state

- Allows continuous team and enterprise level assessment

- Promotes DevOps principles and good implementation practices

DevOps Institute Ambassadors who contributed to the ADOC include: Angel Nunez, Anshul Lalit, Aparna Balasundar, Arnaud Blandet, Biswajit Mohapatra, BMK Lakshminarayanan, Bryan Finster, Daniel Gines, Deepak Dinakaran, Dinesh Sekar, Eric Chapman, Eric Robertson, Felipe Duenas, Heath Dorn, Hima Bindu Vejella, Houda Maaroufi, Jack Maher, Jeff Keyes, Jesus Rodriguez, Jimit Rangras, Jorge Luis Castro Toribio, Made Mulia Indrajaya, Mahesh Raut, Marc Hornbeek, Mark Peters, Mitesh Soni, Murthuja Shaik, Nadeem Augustine, Najib Radzuan, Peter Maddison, Romnick Acabado, Rose Dyson, Satyan Prakash, Savinder Puri, Siddharth Pareek, Soren Pedersen, Steve Pereira, Tracy Ragan and Uchit Vyas.

ADOC is a long-lived product from DevOps Institute which will continually be enhanced in line with feedback from the users and Consulting Partners. Future enhancements already on the roadmap include bolt-ons for SRE, DevSecOps, and the government vertical market.

"ADOC for Teams is a perfect example of the innovative and practical benefits members can access via DevOps Institute's Premium Membership program." said Jason Baum, Director of Membership at DevOps Institute.

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