The Doppler Quarterly Fall 2017 - Page 67

Business demands for faster and more agile IT delivery continue to fuel interest in DevOps and agile development methods. —Gartner, “DevOps – Eight Simple Steps to Get It Right”, by George Spafford, Ian Head, October 9, 2017 To be agile, legacy organizational structures built to control costs and dictate policy must give way to new organizational structures that promote high levels of collaboration, transparency, and shared goals. definition of DevOps is “a culture shift or a movement that encourages great communication and collaboration to foster building better quality software more quickly with more reliability.” DevOps is the progression of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) from Waterfall to Agile to Lean. When we per- form DevOps maturity assessments with our clients, we assess their maturity across three spectrums: People, Process, and Technology. DevOps & People Within the people domain, we evaluate enterprises in four categories: innova- tions, skills, culture, and collaboration. Innovation is a much overlooked area FALL 2017 | THE DOPPLER | 65