DevOps starts at management level and must be enabled and promoted from the very top. In addition to technological modernization and organizational changes, corporate culture also plays an important role.
The teams work together on an interdisciplinary basis. Developers, business analysts, testers and operational staff are no longer set up separately.
End-to-end responsibility and greater decision-making scope will enable employees to act more efficiently and effectively. Repetitive tasks are automated, which creates more freedom and time for important and beneficial work.
Through feedback loops, you as a company are closer to the customer and can adapt the software to their needs. Thanks to agility you can react faster and more flexibly to market changes.
The full potential of DevOps unfolds through the technical foundation. Infrastructures and pipelines are virtualized «as code» and built automatically at the push of a button. Software is also tested and rolled out automatically. This not only makes you much more efficient, but also increases the quality, stability and security of your software.
The transformation towards DevOps (BizDevOps) changes the culture in your company. This takes time.
The self-organized DevOps teams depend on technical skills, a high level of teamwork, a strong toolstack and the support of the management.
DevOps is not a miracle cure. But it enables interdisciplinary cooperation at eye level, more speed, leaner processes and an increased focus on customer benefit.