DevOps

October 12, 2021

Chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) roles have converged at the same time as both positions have taken on significantly increased responsibility for business strategy, according to a new survey of CIOs and CTOs. More than 66% of CIOs and 78% of CTOs report their position is now directly involved in or leading business strategy ...

September 20, 2021

Technology executives are often hard-pressed to explain how investing in developer headcount and tooling results in returns for their bottom line. As a business leader, it can be difficult to measure the true value of hiring more developers or investing in software delivery tools. To accurately make this type of ROI assessment, it's essential to track meaningful engineering output metrics ...

September 08, 2021

IT Revolution announced the publication of The DevOps Handbook, Second Edition, November 2021.

September 02, 2021

As DevOps adoption continues to rise, developers and IT leaders are getting more frustrated with specific aspects of their implementations. There's a disconnect. DevOps is supposed to improve time to market by encouraging collaboration and efficiency. In some cases it does. But too often a lack of cohesion in DevOps processes is pushing developers, operations engineers and IT leaders apart ...

August 30, 2021

Netflix didn't set out to create a "DevOps culture." They didn't follow a set of predefined rules. They didn't have endless strategy meetings. They didn't have to hire DevOps consultants. Instead, they developed a DevOps culture organically. And it all started with the worst outage in their history ...

August 23, 2021

When it comes to software development, which can move at break-neck speeds against tight delivery deadlines, the customer experience is just as paramount as with any other B2C or B2B interaction. DevOps for CX practices allow companies that deliver technology solutions and services to avoid sacrificing the experience of their customers, while still meeting ambitious delivery deadlines. While DevOps for CX is a practice that supports development teams where CX and quality are of the highest priorities, there are key mistakes that must be avoided to ensure successful adoption of DevOps for CX ...

August 10, 2021

Are we there yet? No matter where you're going, as soon as you embark on your journey at least one impatient person sighs and asks that dreaded question. In this case though, I'm talking about the journey to mature software delivery. As organizations chart their path along the road to digital transformation, efficient software delivery has become a key element to respond to rapidly changing market dynamics, meet customer needs, and quite frankly, stay in business ...

August 03, 2021

The last year was challenging for every business sector, and none more than healthcare which was under enormous pressure to provide care while changing the way many services are delivered. According to data from the 2021 State of Database DevOps report from Redgate Software, the importance of IT in enabling and facilitating that change has been key to success for the healthcare sector, with DevOps adoption, cloud use and cross-platform database development all increasing markedly ...

July 21, 2021

The cloud allows for more automation of a lot of historically manual tasks, which means that teams can increase the speed of application development, reducing the time to production. Here are a few pro tips that I would suggest to teams looking to balance quality, speed, and security through the adoption of automation in a cloud architecture ...

July 12, 2021

Every year, thousands of IT professionals around the world are surveyed to discover the challenges they face, and the advantages they gain, when introducing DevOps for both application and database development ...

June 24, 2021

DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD) have emerged to streamline the entire process of software development and delivery and maximize its efficacy. This blog explores the way to extend Agile with DevOps for continuous delivery ...

June 09, 2021

In 2020, while a pandemic raged and teams everywhere learned how to work remotely, something rather unexpected happened to DevOps: it grew up. Teams stopped talking about DevOps and simply started doing DevOps, bringing in "big guns" technologies, new ways of thinking, and making huge breakthroughs in everything from release times to automation, new technology adoption and code quality ...

May 10, 2021

Education has a reputation for being slow to adopt technology, especially when it comes to DevOps, but that trend is beginning to reverse as early adopters see great success in both academic use and institutional administration ...

May 06, 2021

When adopting DevOps, it's essential to take a mindful and strategic approach to change management. Investing this care and attention at the outset of DevOps initiatives can help ensure they proceed quickly and seamlessly, accelerating the business's progress and speeding time to value. Do you need to accelerate DevOps adoption in your organization? These five tips will help you get started today ...

April 13, 2021

Working in concert with industry partners is a critical step in the software development lifecycle. Collaboration with partners is just as important as analysis and design, but often gets short shrift. Without industry partnerships, both at the technical and business level, the platform will never achieve the necessary velocity and adoption. To help organizations meet their goals, I'd like to highlight three strategies that software teams should consider to strengthen partnerships in the development cycle ...

March 31, 2021

We recently shared several quotes about the importance of DevOps Capability Assessments from DevOps Institute Ambassadors. The insights explored the complexities of ways of working, the importance of completing DevOps assessments as part of the DevOps transformation, and how a good assessment examines the challenges and highlights the potential for an organization on a DevOps transformation journey. Today, we have several additional quotes ...

March 17, 2021

Several DevOps Institute Ambassadors — leaders in the DevOps community who are dedicated to advancing the human elements of DevOps — recently contributed their insights into why DevOps Capability Assessments are important. Here's what they had to say ...

March 11, 2021

DevOps salaries increased across every region, despite widespread economic slowdowns and cross-industry layoffs, according to the State of DevOps Report from Puppet, based on a global survey of more than 2,200 technology professionals ...

February 24, 2021

There are several forces that are going to impact this field that we'll see in 2021. Let's get a peek into DevOps' future with an eye on some trends that have already shown up ...

February 18, 2021

To kick off, the main prompt for this blog was a conversation with Jayne Groll, CEO of the DevOps Institute ... Part of the discussion focused on the idea of competencies, aka how teams small and large can build out platforms of experience and expertise. The dialog wend its way through the pluses and minuses of maturity models, of centers of excellence vs project offices, of standardization vs flexibility ...

February 02, 2021

What does a high-performing engineering team really look like? It can be hard to know, but diving into the effectiveness of your delivery capabilities can tell you quite a bit. Do deploys require a lot of cross-team coordination? When production breaks, is it a long time before you can get it back up and running? Are you getting feedback and results from your changes quickly? Your team's ability to deliver is a competitive advantage, and industry benchmarks are the only way to get a clear understanding of how your DevOps practices measure up ...

January 26, 2021

DevOps adoption is growing steadily as more organizations take advantage of these practices to empower IT teams to deliver applications and services at high velocity. Bringing together software development and IT operations is helping shorten the systems development lifecycle and provide continuous delivery. At the same time, organizations are finding themselves with a whole new set of challenges, including hiring and collaboration, especially as skill and talent shortages increase. The cloud, and specifically cloud desktops, can address many of these challenges ...

January 13, 2021

For many years I have been touting the legitimacy, and even advantages, of "Virtual Agility" only to be stonewalled by the dogmatic "co-locationists" in the Agile community. Nothing is as effective as having everyone in the same room. I get it ...

December 10, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 2 covers the evolving role of the developer and DevOps teams ...

November 16, 2020

The "New Normal" in IT — the fact that most DevOps personnel work from home (WFH) now — is here to stay. What started out as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic is now a way of life. Many experts agree that development teams will not be going back to the office any time soon, even if the public health concerns are abated. How should DevOps and development adapt to the new normal? That is the question DEVOPSdigest posed to the development community. DevOps industry experts — from analysts and consultants to community leaders and the top vendors — offer their best recommendations for how development organizations can react to this new environment ...

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