Determine What The DevOps Culture Will Do In 2018 And Its Relevance In The Market

Business challenges these days have pushed traditional delivery approaches to new levels. Thus, the benefits of a DevOps approach far surpasses any possible hardships in aligning the two transparency-limited siloes.

Moreover, DevOps delivers systems to the business rapidly and minimize the risk of production changes via automated non-functional testing and shorter development iterations.


This year, expect DevOps to be the new norm for bigger organization teams. This is due to the fact that it is likely to see developers on higher value, older systems to implement a more DevOps centric approach, having witnessed its working on projects that traditionally have been highly visible, but low value. In big companies in the past, DevOps practices often have been tested and tried on projects that have a low business effect. For instance, in the banking industry, teams used DevOps practices for mobile or web apps, but not for their high-frequency trading platforms. Having proven the DevOps effectiveness for new projects, there would be a rise in the DevOps use across more valuable projects.

In 2018 w'll also see increased adoption of DevOps in regulated industries, like healthcare, financial services, and life sciences, which are the major laggards when it comes to the adoption of DevOps. Cloud computing and DevOps have evolved hand in hand for a while now, and until recently, the regulated industries were afraid of deploying onto public cloud infrastructure, due to the concerns that surround the security of their data. This has started to turn around. Cloud vendors worked hard at their approach when it comes to security, certifying the platform for use in different regulatory and compliance regimes and there would be increased adoption in 2018.

The regulated industries traditionally have been worried about anything that increase the throughput of system change, as a lot of the change control processes are paper-based. There’s been an adoption of leaner change control strategies, which are underpinned by automation with the use of continuous delivery techniques and expect to have more it next year.


The importance of a collaboration and experimental culture plays a big role in DevOps success. The culture is being reinforced with focus on collaboration teams across teams. DevOps ideas extend agile practices via simplifying the movement of software change further through validate, build, and deploy and delivery stages, while at the same time empowering cross-functional teams with complete ownership of software applications, from designing to production support. Successful DevOps need careful management of cultural and organizational change, aside from acquiring the right skills.

The delivery of IT services is the same to a production line, which is the speed of delivery and quality are predominantly determined by the weakest link in the chain. Until technical education as well as career progression catch up and encompass both, IT companies could partner with specialist organizations that could provide experienced and expert DevOps personnel and change management support. The practice promises a lot, but should be underpinned by cultural change as well as the correct mix of skills.

  1. Enhanced service quality. Perceived service quality and reliability depend on the availability of a service minus error and the ability of restoring the service to an error-free one. With DevOps, big projects are divided into smaller ones, which they are continuously delivered.

  2. Increase customer value through change responsiveness. In order for businesses to stay relevant, they should adapt to the changing market regularly, respond to competition and stay ahead of the innovation cycle. A business should act in a world of uncertainty, meaning that at a time a new idea is brought up, most details of a project will not be known.

  3. Better usability enhances customer satisfaction. Shorter release cycles may lead to shorter feedback cycles. Customers get frequent and timely updates, which provide the ability of testing and evaluating the response and satisfaction at the start. It’s even possible to test different version of a product at the same time with different customer groups.

  4. Efficient operations, DevOps is created on lean principles. Waste reduction, such as the unnecessary waiting times or process overhead through continuous enhancement is the key principle.

  5. Building holistic value increase employee satisfaction. In a conventional IT organization, development and operations are often limited to specialized execution of tasks. The value the tasks create for customers often is difficult for customers to measure, because it is one small aspect of a complex process. Regardless if internal and external customers are served, the effect made by agile development teams is much more direct and holistic and so could be observed and felt more easily by employees.
Nowadays, web development and software development require the DevOps culture to boost processes and provide the best services to clients.
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