The increasing adoption of DevOps by most of the organizations across the globe clearly indicates its potential as a key enabler to achieving scale. Here are the core DevOps best practices that help an organization achieve the goals of effective communication and collaboration, smoother operations and bug-free code.
- Evaluate the need to implement DevOps practice
The need for implementation of DevOps should be business-driven. It should not be implemented just because it is the latest trend, but your development process for the business goals should demand this change.
- Break the organizational silos & encourage collaboration
Breaking down organizational silos improves communication among the teams enabling accessibility to information to everyone about what was done in the past, people involved and the associated results.
- Put Customer / end-user satisfaction at the center
Organizations must keep adapting themselves to the ever-changing customer demand and deliver services / solutions that meet, rather exceed, customer expectations regarding time, functionality and performance.
- Don’t jump start, instead, start small and then scale up
Achieve DevOps approach for faster and smaller release cycles and then adopt at scale. Some quick successes consolidate the belief of various stakeholders in the new approach.
- Automate wherever possible
Automation enables faster execution throughout the SDLC, keeping up with the speed of DevOps.
- Select tools that are compatible with each other
The automation tools to be used in DevOps should be chosen depending upon how they react with another tool. It is recommended to choose a toolset which is compatible with your IT environment.
- Define performance reviews for team and an individual
Performance reviews for developers and operations personnel should mostly be based on their teams’ ability to meeting their development and deployment goals.
- Ensure real-time visibility into the project
For a cross-functional IT organization, it is important to have a project management tools that provide real-time visibility into a project or an application is required.
- Integrate and deliver continuously
Continuous Integration is one of the key components of agile processes which enable developers to develop software in small, regular steps by immediately detecting defects and providing feedback.
- Achieve better results with monitoring & feedback
The Operations team has to ensure that the applications are performing at the optimal levels. They may work with the development team to build monitoring and analytics capabilities right into the applications being developed.
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