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Across the board, the bottleneck-reducing philosophy of DevOps has become the central approach for cloud-native enterprise software development and deployment, ushering in a cultural shift in how processes, code and technology are delivered. Those adopting DevOps practices have excelled in becoming more responsive to customer needs and are delivering software at blistering speeds.
The primary task for developers, writing software, is a complex effort and the fact is, many developers would prefer to focus on coding exciting features. Asking them to also implement DevOps—and engage in some of the complex tasks it requires—takes their focus away from shipping new features and leads to inefficiency across your team. The only thing worse than not having any DevOps strategy is having unhappy developers who are so distracted by DevOps that your product delivery grinds to a halt. DevOps is fragmented and complex which offers a competitive advantage to mature organizations with the resources to attract & hire dedicated DevOps teams. So how can early-mid stage companies scale their DevOps to compete? How does their ability to do so impact their employee’s and organizations future? Watch CEO and Founder of CTO.AI, Kyle Campbell, session from DevOps Live 2020: “Building a culture of delivery using lean DevOps”.
It’s no secret that DevOps teams typically have three main priorities: increasing agility and innovation, improving collaboration, and delivering products faster to market. It’s also no secret that they will be quick to adopt any technology that supports these goals.
Containerisation is a natural fit for this framework: increasing the scalability and dynamism of the cloud to develop and update applications faster, meet the ever-increasing demands placed on DevOps teams, and ultimately deliver better customer experiences. However, there are a few obstacles still standing in the way.
While disconnected, siloed working doesn’t always lead to explosive Martian mishaps, it is certainly increasingly incompatible with our hyper-connected, digitally transformed realities. Innovation and progress have the best chance to succeed when inter-team alignment is constant, and everyone is relentlessly, continually engaged in collaborative dialogue. This is exactly why DevOps methodologies are having such an influential impact on software development right now, bringing development and operations teams together to produce the best possible outcomes. Much has been written about the technical aspects of DevOps but, regrettably, less attention has been spent on championing the fundamental soft skills that make it so powerful.