DevOps is About People Working Together Effectively
As a frequent networker, I often explain to people what DevOps is and what I do. DevOps, like so many things, is easy if you know it, but if you don’t, it goes right over your head. As such, I put together this article to explain what the DevOps movement means to me and why I believe businesses and individuals should take care to know and understand it.
What is DevOps?
According to The Agile Admin, “DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support."
At the highest level, DevOps is about getting people to work together effectively and in turn be happy and successful. It is about building communities of system engineers who all bring their knowledge and experience to focus on accomplishing a common goal.
DevOps specialists converge processes together to create a flow from business requirements, to development, to software, which then leads to operations, resulting in a service to customers. Throughout the lifecycle of DevOps, it is up to the customer to provide relevant feedback which will both create and refine business requirements. This is the DevOps flow.
Lastly, and what most people think of, DevOps is the creation and exploitation of tools to facilitate collaboration, increase effectiveness of software deployments, improve quality, and lower costs. Perform all these correctly and you will be in a great position to increase profits.