DevOps is the new norm of the IT industry. Organizations are rapidly adopting it to meet customers’ demands and survive in the competition. But many of the organizations failed to enjoy the benefit of DevOps. Why? Because either they do not know the right approach to implement DevOps, or they do not take it seriously. Don’t worry. Here you can learn about the mistakes you must avoid to bring out the maximum benefits from DevOps. Before that, let’s briefly know about DevOps.
What is DevOps and Why Businesses Need It?
DevOps is a collaborative approach to improve the performance of both development and operation teams. Members work with the support of DevOps tools and processes to ensure faster delivery. DevOps helps businesses to enjoy benefits like:
· Fast delivery,
· Enhance customer experience
· Detect bugs at an early stage
· Continuous deployment and delivery etc.
But to enjoy all these benefits, businesses need to ensure they are not making any mistakes when adopting DevOps. Here are the top 5 mistakes to avoid:
Not giving Priority to Culture
According to surveys, 80% of DevOps adoption is cultural. That is why the focus point must be culture. There are three types of company culture – generative culture (performance-oriented), bureaucratic culture (rule-oriented), and pathological culture (power-oriented). Successful adoption of DevOps depends on positive cultural transformation.
Poor Way of Choosing Technology Stack
To save time, workers sometimes choose technology stacks that are made by others. But most of the time, these methodologies are biased and do not meet the requirements. Before choosing technology stacks, workers need to assess their needs and choose one that can revolve around their company’s culture and processes.
Not Considering the Proper Ways of Communication
Technical teams may choose the tools according to their interest instead of thinking about business requirements. Organizations need to ensure tools are effective in long-term technical viability. They need to integrate feedback into the software delivery cycle to avoid miscommunication among business and technical teams.
Not Considering Sustainable Growth
Every company wants an open-source project that is cost-effective, reliable, secure, and ensures long-term growth. But it is hard to build one. Teams need to know technologically where they want to see their business in 5 to 10 years. Depending on that, members can choose either open source or commercial tools.
Lack of Knowledge
DevOps is a continuous process. Before implementing it, every worker needs to know what it is and why to adopt it. Otherwise, they will not stay focused and give effort. If organizations want to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve security, DevOps can help them.
Before adopting DevOps, let everyone understand it very well. Prevent teams from making mistakes and slowly get used to them. Preventing common mistakes can make DevOps a success.