Most companies have already initiated some kind of agile transformation since ‘customer-centricity’ and ‘startup mindset’ became buzzwords in the community. But the same organizations often tend to hit the brakes before taking a step further and delivering the product to the market at the same speed as it was developed. Instead, they release how they always have — by accumulating enormous scope and endlessly waiting for sign-off reports and testing results.
This is where DevOps culture might save the day.
What is DevOps culture?
DevOps culture is a set of principles that enables teams responsible for software development and operations to collaborate in a more efficient way and deliver high-quality deliverables faster. Patrick Debois, who coined the term “DevOps”, describes that DevOps culture can help “stop money wastage, deliver great software, and build systems that scale and last longer”.
Since DevOps is more about cultural adoption rather than a technology, the shift has to first happen in the minds of those involved, so that it can then be reflected in the resulting operations and strategies. Gartner revealed that enterprises attempting to use DevOps without addressing the important cultural aspects will fail about 90 percent of the time. So, what behavior changes do you need to roll out to painlessly bridge the gap between IT and operations?
Here are five working principles you can start with.