Debunking DevOps #1- “Just” Development and Operations

This blog is the first in a series exploring some common DevOps misconceptions. Break past the myths to get the most from your DevOps strategy.

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of streamlined business-critical IT processes, transitioning legacy systems, and adopting new technologies and tools, but the reality is that adopting a DevOps strategy isn’t easy.

You can’t just adopt new technology and expect processes to improve immediately. Incorporating DevOps into your enterprise requires widespread buy-in, addressing any skills gaps, and working to mature your people, processes, and technologies over a period of time.

There are no shortcuts.

Let’s take a look at our first DevOps myth and how you can work smarter, not harder, during your organization’s digital transformation.

Myth #1: DevOps is only development and operations

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Implementing a DevOps strategy will make developers more operations-savvy and the operations team more development-savvy, improving efficiencies and your ability to deliver.

The truth is that although DevOps is the handoff of development to operations, it’s not the end of the conversation.

DevOps is about adopting an agile methodology to optimize processes throughout your IT organization. This means that DevOps is actually the process of optimizing your delivery pipeline and the teams involved in the process.

Why even adopt a DevOps strategy?

Organizations shouldn’t think of DevOps as just improving the workflow around development and operations. Instead, think of it as part of an overall agile transformation of your IT.

Adopting DevOps will streamline business-critical IT processes, help you migrate legacy systems, and adopt new technologies, but you need a plan to successfully implement it. Implementing a DevOps strategy is a process, but once you’re on the other side, you will have closed any skills gaps, established new processes, and adopted tools that work for you.

Learn more to arm yourself from being misled about DevOps. Download our guide and get started debunking DevOps myths.


About the Author

Caitlin is the Marketing Coordinator for Perficient's Automation, DevOps, and API practices. She's been in her role since September 2019, and has a background in editing and writing for a variety of brands and publications. She lives in St. Louis and is a proud St. Louis Blues fan.

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