DevOps has been gaining steam, with more and more organisations turning to the DevOps model in order to accelerate their product iteration and application delivery. However, implementing a DevOps culture can be easier said than done.
Help is on hand though; in its annual State of DevOps Report, Puppet explains how companies can broadly adopt and grow DevOps best practices.
Pursuing DevOps success often requires breaking down cultural and operational barriers…however, if a company can figure out how to navigate its DevOps journey, the impact can be significant.
They highlighted five critical stages of DevOps evolution that every company must go through in order to set themselves up in the best way possible:
- Normalise the technology stack – Here, teams have just begun adopting Agile methods and begin to eliminate redundant tools and technologies.
- Standardise and reduce variability – Process complexity and early collaboration approaches are explored in this stage.
- Expand DevOps practices – With the foundations in place, this stage is all about cleaning up discrepancies formed by previous activities.
- Automate infrastructure delivery – This stage is key to DevOps teams being able to deliver faster, and for future self-service.
- Provide self-service capabilities – The self-service capabilities created previously are further realised in this final stage.
With these stages accomplished, businesses will find themselves better equipped to get down to work and accomplish their DevOps goals.