Implementing DevOps is a challenge for all businesses because it isn’t a tool, service, a title or even on the financial statements. It’s fundamentally an ideology that involves approaching IT systems from a new collaborative direction. This represents a significant culture change that many businesses will struggle with but by enacting it, there are several ways IT departments can both change and improve.
Improved Speed to Market
Using a DevOps approach will allow a new initiative to go from initial concept to minimum viable product in a much shorter timescale. This allows the business to gain a competitive edge in an extremely tough environment.
Every member of the team has their own challenges; collaboration will ensure solutions are found much quicker. This allows businesses to work both smarter and faster than ever before.
Businesses need to constantly adapt to changing marketplaces or be doomed to become irrelevant. Projects are continuously changing and a team that works together will be much more capable of meeting these demands.
Learning New Skills
DevOps fosters a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Collaborating together will lead to skill sharing and improvement throughout the whole IT hierarchy, giving an advantage over competitors.
Not only will DevOps increase the response time of IT departments, it will also boost efficiency. The reduction of waste is a core principle of DevOps and is particularly focused on wasted time.
Mixing developments and operations means each department is learning one another’s trade. No longer will IT departments be reliant upon individuals with specialist skills, which can slow or halt projects.
Collaboration leads to increased innovation with multiple minds approaching the problem from varying view points, all generating different ideas and solutions.
DevOps represents a shift in direction, it is like having a new manager come into a sports team, there will be an instant reinvigoration. This can motivate teams to work harder and solve problems quicker.
Increase Staff Satisfaction
Collaborating like this and investing in skills will increase overall staff satisfaction. In turn this will further motivate the workforce and help create an even more productive IT department.
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