Last week, I introduced the DevOps model for software development and discussed the advantages this type of approach has over more traditional methods. Its benefits, which include collaboration between operations and development teams as well as a better overall project creation for customers, explain why so many organizations are transitioning to DevOps. But they don’t illuminate how enterprises are making that move.
Hence the purpose of this piece. Before firms leap towards change, they must strategize how to implement the transition and then measure the success of the conversion once it’s complete. Towards that end, here are five vital steps organizations should follow to plan out their successful transition to a DevOps model.
Figure Out a Starting Point
First things first, organizations need to come up with a starting point of where they are currently. An integral part of this step involves looking for groups that already collaborate well together and understating which groups are already experiencing process management issues. From that understanding, enterprises can leverage the already working relationships in an effort to derive further benefit for the business.
Create a Roadmap
Companies should not try to transition to DevOps all at once. In fact, it might actually be more advantageous to find a small team receptive to new ways of doing things and move them over to DevOps before transitioning a whole department. Organizations can work with the stakeholders and other productive members of the small group to gather input and rework the transition plan accordingly. From there, companies can tackle one of the hardest parts of the process: convincing those who might not be enthusiastic about change to get on-board.
As the transition continues to widen in scale, teams should also remember to conduct group and individual follow-up training as a way of helping staff learn how (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Garrett Gillas. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/devops/five-essential-steps-for-moving-to-devops/