Methodology, philosophy, movement, culture – all of these have been used to describe the rise of DevOps.
While this is true, there is some good news – there are technology and tools available that allow companies of every size and every level of resources to leverage DevOps technical practices, no matter where they may be in the spectrum of organisational culture change.
Since the goal of DevOps is to turn the development of software into a strategic asset, it’s crucial the right tools for the job are found and used.
When in place, DevOps promotes reliability, efficiency, and speed, and having the right technology and tools in place ensures these benefits are seen. However, not only must the right tools and technology be found, but the continuous implementation of these “best practices” must be in place.
Here you can learn more about the continuous implementation of DevOps in your organisation and what you need to do to improve processes.
Focus on communication improvements
For the continuous implementation of DevOps, proper communication is key.
When there are several departments collaborating and working together to reach a specific goal, good communication is essential to avoid dead ends and mistakes.
While there are tools to help find mistakes and errors, such as AWS logging, if these mistakes aren’t reported to other departments, it can lead to serious issues.
The environment of DevOps stresses the importance of continuous implementation and delivery. This means if there are no established communication methods in place, it may result in several tasks piling up quickly during the day.
If you are interested in implementing DevOps, you have to take the time to define a clear communications strategy, which will help employees share vital information.
With smooth communication channels in place, workers can also improve their operational efficiency while remaining updated on changes, which can help them quickly adapt to changes and avoid small and big mistakes.
Don’t try to go too big
The bigger and more expansive your software development project is, the harder it will be to finish the implementation of DevOps on schedule and to test it as much as necessary.
There are many companies that get carried away when they are working on a bigger DevOps project, as they think they can add more changes without affecting the overall scope of the project – not worrying about the consequences related to deployment or testing.
By opting for software changes that are smaller in scope – but more frequently provide you with adequate time to test the software changes and to let people know that even though you can’t do something right now – you have plans to add it in the next release.
Have your developers check-in daily
During software development or document management, one of the biggest issues occurs when employees check out code or documentation, work on it for several hours or days before checking it back in.
If someone else tries to work on it, then the original programmer will be blocked via the damage management software, or they may wind up accessing something that’s already an outdated version.
As a result, it’s best for developers to check in the code they have been working on each day to the trunk once they are finished.
Also, anyone working on test notes, test scripts, and project documentation need to check in their progress each day, so the entire office is on the same page when the next workday resumes.
Make sure there are sufficient human resources
There’s a common misconception among many companies that successful DevOps implementation is possible by providing the proper training to certain individuals.
However, the fact is, the company needs the entire force of a human resources team to successfully achieve this large-scale transformation – regardless of how many workshops one or two people have attended, this isn’t a job for a limited team.
The nature of DevOps means that your company has to arrange for an entire network of professionals that will be able to facilitate collaborations among several close-knit teams. For continuous implementation to be successful you must keep this in mind.
Use the advice, tips, and guidance outlined in this article and the continuous implementation of DevOps in your organisation will be a breeze.
Author bio: Steven Kazinsky: firstname.lastname@example.org