The ultimate goal of DevOps is to unify development and operations end-to-end. Yet, many organizations struggle to complete the full adoption journey from a single application to the enterprise level.
Tactics and challenges vary at every stage; thus, even the most promising efforts ultimately fail to scale products and services through the entire scope of adoption. The bottom line: you need a comprehensive strategy to achieve sustainable business value through DevOps.
Among our clients, many who successfully adopted DevOps applied an approach spanning four key layers of the organization structure, each with its own measurable practices that must be synced and streamlined together.
Our report provides a detailed path to guide business stakeholders through DevOps adoption and transformation, from application to enterprise.
Where to start? Bottom-up, or top-down?
The correct answer is, both.
Ideally, DevOps adoption should begin at higher levels to foster the proper setup of standardized governance structure, platforms, tools, processes and guidelines—all of which are to be industrialized at lower levels.
However, application teams should be empowered to “just start with DevOps” at lower levels prior to standardization, in the spirit of attaining quick wins and pilots. With basic practices in place at lower levels, the higher levels become the driving force of DevOps adoption across all layers.
Now, an organization can start and scale DevOps adoption with continuous learning.