"We still have to add this feature, the users want that." - That's bullshit. Users want systems that run stable." Does this discussion look familiar to you?
This short dialog is typical for the different settings of developers and administrators. And if there are problems with a certain application, the so-called "blame game" begins immediately: development and IT operations accuse each other of having made mistakes. The situation is a clear indication that the IT organization is not sufficiently focused on the challenges ahead.
Companies today face changing demands from customers and other market participants. These dynamics are passed on to IT, and applications and infrastructure have to adapt quickly to new situations. A traditional IT organization is often overwhelmed by this. New concepts are needed here. DevOps is such a concept, which comes from the environment of agile development. DevOps is an approach for companies to face new challenges: more agile software development, more mobile customers and employees, more flexible IT infrastructures.
So far, development and operation have followed different goals: One has the task of developing and deploying suitable solutions quickly and creatively. The other has to guarantee a stable availability and needs stable structures. Agile software development turns these established behaviours and work distributions upside down: While a few years ago it was sufficient to publish a major update every six months, nowadays software is updated on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis - thanks to Scrum and Sprints. One of the reasons for this is the increasing demand for mobile applications, which can be developed more quickly due to their lower complexity.
An existing company cannot introduce DevOps in one fell swoop. With a relatively strong separation of development and operations, there is only one way to tackle such a change project: Bit by bit. In practice, a three-stage approach has therefore proven its worth. With its help, DevOps is introduced step by step without overtaxing the adaptability of an organization.
With the joint responsibility of development and operation within the IT department, the topic has not yet come to an end. Restructuring does not stop at the boundaries of the IT department. This is due to the increasing business alignment of IT, the growing IT competence in the specialist departments and the commoditisation of operations. BizDevOps concepts - business, development and operations work together in software development and operation - are already widespread in startups today. In the future, BizDevOps will also play a greater role beyond this circle.
We examine your architectures and processes to get a comprehensive and well documented picture and to create a common understanding. We then help you optimize your processes and align your organization with DevOps. We will introduce you to DevOps, jointly establish the required processes and check their compliance. By setting up continuous integration and continuous delivery processes and increasing efficiency through automation, among other things, you can quickly offer yourself and your customers continuous added value.