Organizations stand to gain a lot from transitioning to a DevOps software development model. Switching to DevOps leads to quicker problem solving, increased employee engagement, and more time for innovation.
That’s assuming a transition is successful, however. Enterprises can run into various problems along the way, including inadequately measured risk, which could spell trouble down the road. Fortunately, none of these problems are inevitable if you approach the DevOps transition methodically. Follow these eight steps to make the most of your shift to DevOps.
1. Develop a vision
You’ll need to set a vision of the perfect DevOps model to make the transition a success. This vision must include components that support your organization’s specific business needs to justify DevOps implementation in the first place. These business requirements can include anything from fostering more collaboration between disparate teams to improving security, as is the case with many Tripwire customers.
2. Secure executives’ support
A transition to DevOps won’t get very far if the executives at your organization aren’t on board. It’s therefore imperative to convince these directors why the change is necessary. Demonstrating how DevOps will improve business efficiency and generate more profits is a useful way to frame the discussion. From there, it’s important to walk through the transition with the executives so they can both anticipate the periods when employee efficiency will inevitably diminish as well as identify all the risks the change could engender.
3. Seek out supporters who embrace systems thinking
Organizations can get the most out of their transition to DevOps by first implementing the switchover on a small scale with staff who are receptive to a test run. In order to participate in that trial, those individuals should be familiar with systems thinking — a means of understanding that frames everything (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by David Bisson. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/devops/8-steps-for-a-successful-devops-transition/