In today’s customer-centric world, meeting an ever-evolving list of customer expectations has led to the widespread adoption (and success) of DevOps.
Today, 90% of executives believe that their organizations may be moderately or even significantly disrupted by digital transformation. If you want your organization to transform through DevOps, you should consider partnering with us.
At Addteq, we have been helping organizations – big and small – to bridge the gap between operations and development teams, while fueling collaboration, productivity, and business agility.
The DevOps transformation, Why and What?
The relentless pace of globalization, along with unprecedented levels of competition, and the rise of demanding, tech-savvy customers has increased the need for reliable, distributed, and quality applications.
Many software development companies have directed their efforts towards achieving operational delivery excellence. Doing so allows them to build high-quality products, faster while managing today’s highly complex and dynamic environment.
Because every software organization has unique characteristics, a different DevOps approach is needed – to meet the needs of various organizations. These characteristics include:
• Different product and application architecture
• A distinct product/service portfolio
• Different team sizes and a unique organization structure
• A diverse set of business processes to meet different goals and objectives
• A different approach and methodology for software development – Agile/Waterfall/Hybrid
• Use of various tools, integration tactics and a unique level of automation maturity
• Diverse and dissimilar leadership expectations and aspirations
In our DevOps experience, we have come across 3 DevOps categories that suit the needs and requirements of different organizations:
• Category #1 – where Software Developers (Dev) and IT Operations (Ops) work together to drive CI/CD
• Category #2 – Infrastructure (Ops) as Code (Dev). This category can be further broken down into two categories:
1 – where internal infrastructure management conducts different levels of testing – either on internal servers or on the cloud.
2 – where teams manage production servers especially for SaaS products (or applications) such as Amazon, Google Apps, and Salesforce
• Category #3 – BizDevOps, which includes Product Management (Biz), Engineering (Dev), and IT Operations (Ops)
For organizations looking to undergo DevOps transformation, they first need to understand what DevOps category suits their organization needs, and then go about planning for the transformation.
The Addteq Approach to Enterprise DevOps Transformation
Addteq combines the efficiency and technical expertise of a pool of qualified professionals to provide results that are not just innovative but also cost-effective.
Our DevOps adoption model helps us modernize your software delivery process while allowing you to streamline your business processes.
Here’s how we approach Enterprise DevOps Transformation:
• Define: The first step we undertake towards DevOps transformation is to create a case for change. Here, we define the initial target operating model and list down scope initiatives. Through a process of qualitative discovery, we help you assess your current delivery processes, identify issues, as well as quantify goals and objectives.
• Measure: In the next step, we baseline existing capability and key metrics as well as your current DevOps maturity level. We build a measurement system for DevOps metrics, and perform a quantitative discovery, providing insight into various perspectives. Doing so empowers your team members to align themselves with shared objectives, and builds a robust roadmap.
• Analyze: In the third step, we build new ways of working and plan a rollout. We recommend improvements in processes, technology, and automation and make use of best practices to drive value.
• Improve: In the fourth step, we roll out new ways of working in identified projects and ensure benefits are realized. We make sure that the improved DevOps metrics are measured for the pilot or the identified teams, and re-baseline the DevOps Maturity Level for these teams.
Control: Lastly, we apply continuous improvements to the rest of the organization. In this step, we make sure improved DevOps metrics are measured at the organization level.
The Various Stages of DevOps Maturity
Despite how quickly organizations have begun embracing the world of DevOps, it is natural for each to be at a different stage of DevOps maturity. While some organizations are beginning to understand the DevOps realms, others have been reaping the benefits for some time, successfully driving transformation through their DevOps efforts.
Here are the various stages of DevOps maturity:
- Regressive: Organizations at this level usually have broken processes and make use of scattered tools. No form of automation is used.
- Repeatable: Organizations at this level have successfully defined processes for DevOps and ALM. However, they still use scattered tools. Automation is also either scattered or non-existent.
- Consistent: Organizations at this level have defined processes and make use of integrated tools across ALM. They have begun with automation, which is aligned to their CD needs for the most part.
- Quantitatively managed: Organizations at this level not only have a defined DevOps process, but they are also regulated and controlled through an array of metrics. Such organizations continuously monitor DevOps constraints, and their stream of software releases are efficiently managed and automated.
- Optimizing: Organizations at this level are reaping the benefits from DevOps transformation while continually looking to maximize results. They have a constant focus on process improvement, and also drive efforts towards improving communication, collaboration, and integration.
The Benefits of DevOps Transformation
No matter what level of DevOps maturity your organization is at, there’s a lot you can benefit from DevOps transformation. It includes –
• Cost-saving by avoiding unnecessary rework
• New revenue opportunities through reinvestment of time and money saved
• Faster releases of revenue-generating features
• Reduction in development risks
• Increased business agility
• Improved team productivity
DevOps is enabling organizations across the world to enhance software development quality while allowing them to bring products to the market quickly.
With the transformation DevOps is bringing, it makes total business sense to embrace the world of DevOps to augment software development efficiency.
At Addteq, we take a very modern and innovative approach to DevOps transformation. With us as your DevOps transformation partner, you can be sure to improve time-to-market, reduce costs, increase uptime, lower delivery risk, and enhance overall throughput. Let’s connect to discuss how we can transform your organization through DevOps!