By now, many organizations have turned to DevOps as part of their ongoing digital transformations. This process has not been the same for any two companies. Indeed, organizations have embraced DevOps at their own place, and they’ve invested varying levels of time and budget into their nascent deployments.
Such variety has helped shape organizations’ DevOps maturity in terms of their strategy and current capabilities. As an example of this, more than 15 percent of respondents to IDC’s Application Services Survey said that their organization is currently refining and standardizing DevOps capabilities within IT and a few Line of Business (LOB) units. By contrast, 10 percent of survey participants said that their organization is regularly refining its DevOps strategy and capabilities as it applies to all IT and LOB assets.
Instructive in their own right, these findings raise an important question: what exactly is DevOps maturity? In this post, we’ll examine this topic in detail. We’ll also spend some time reflecting on how DevOps maturity synchronizes with DevOps security.
Clarifying DevOps Maturity
The term “DevOps maturity” refers to how much organizations have completed and how much they still have yet to accomplish in their DevOps journey. According to CA Technologies, organizations can use four areas to gauge their level of DevOps maturity. These are as follows:
- Culture and Strategy: DevOps is a cultural shift in that it removes boundaries and brings development and operations teams together. Such a transition requires careful planning if it is to be successful in the long term.
- Automation: Automation unifies tools in such a way that teams can share them. In DevOps, for instance, automation facilitates continuous delivery and continuous deployment. It also enables teams to be creative and not waste their time working through various repeatable tasks.
- Structure and Processes: The (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/devops-maturity-relate-devops-security/