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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING DEVOPS PRACTICE?

In the recent years, DevOps (a term originated by the combined expression of 'Software Development' and 'information technology Operations’ [1]) has been gaining traction with more and more companies looking to implementing DevOps in their business environment.

The DevOps practice has been evolving as “the answer” to address many challenges that companies in the IT industries often encounter. This includes problems in collaboration and team-work due to the old model of teams working in “silos”, as well as difficulties in testing and finding bugs and uncertainty in deployment of changes and new features etc.  

Implementing DevOps will not only help businesses to increase visibility during the software development lifecycle (SDLC), but also improves collaboration between teams and minimize the difficulties in testing, finding bugs and errors and other issues. In particular, DevOps has now becoming one of the must-have requirements for many start-ups. In this article, we explore how implementing DevOps can be beneficial to businesses, as follow:

#1 FASTER TIME-TO-MARKET AND DEPLOYMENT

In the traditional “silo” models of work, team of developers, testers and other IT professionals usually work separately in different departments which creates barriers and causing unnecessary challenges in communication across teams. Thus, this models prevents Agility and slow down the time-to-market of software application. With DevOps, through various practices such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Development (CD), Automation testing etc., the time taken for development and deployment processes will be reduced and businesses are able to deploy and speed-up time-to-market, hence delivering results faster and more frequently. As a result, business operations will become a lot more efficient eliminating waste and inefficiency throughout the process.

Accordingly, this is essentially one of the most attractive business benefits for DevOps which software development companies come to understand and appreciate the value of.

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#2 BETTER TEAM WORK AND COLLABORATION

As mentioned previously, DevOps helps to transform the outdated models of teams (Dev/Test/ Business) working in silos allowing teams to communicate and collaborate together across geography. A DevOps environment enables Dev and Ops teams to have visibility into the progress of tasks that each team is working on as well as upcoming projects and so on. Team can now prioritize their work better, in a more efficient manner. The better team can work together, the more effective and productive they become. Consequently, the milestones and tasks get completed quicker and with fewer errors and issues.

All team members are now, together, responsible for the result of project.

#3 IMPROVEMENT IN SOFTWARE TESTING PROCESS AND FIXING OF DEFECTS

Through automation testing and continuous monitoring, implementing DevOps allows companies to detect software errors and bugs faster and early in the software development lifecycle. This helps provide quality software and consequently, pleasant customer experience with shorter release cycles.

Compared to the more traditional methodologies, team would find it difficult to detect bugs and errors since a large bulk of change is introduced irregularly, unlike DevOps with a frequent and short release cycles in small batch size. A slow, and late response to defects can prove costly to businesses since customers can turn away and look for alternatives options elsewhere. The earlier businesses can detect and fix software detect, the better they can retain and keep customers happy and loyal. This is one of another attractive benefits that DevOps can provide to businesses.

#4 IMPROVED BUSINESS RESULTS

Another benefit of implementing DevOps is that it can actually help companies to deploy and deliver new builds with improved features faster and more frequently. This means that DevOps also helps businesses to serve customers better by listening and taking their feedbacks into consideration. An improved and pleasant customers experience will translate to an advantage helping companies to stay ahead of competitors, which leads to better business result, thereby increasing revenue and profit.

#5 BETTER INNOVATION

DevOps helps business transforming and streamlining their working processes, improving efficiency as well as reducing waste. This leaves more room and time for team to work on and develop new, better solution. Being able to innovate new products to solve unique problems and do things better is crucial for companies to thrive, and become successful in a more competitive business environment. An innovative company set themselves to stand out from the large chunk of competitors, with access to a large untapped market, and also helps to attract and retain IT talents easier and better. Implementing DevOps sure will help companies to grow strong, innovate, and expand in the long term.

CONCLUSION

Business organizations without DevOps usually operate with team structure based on the outdated models of different teams working in silos, separately from one another. Such division produces barriers between teams, making communication and collaboration more difficult and seriously impact the whole organization agility and growth.

Implementing DevOps can provide countless benefits to companies’ business operations. DevOps helps transform operations in many business areas such as improved and unified team communication and collaboration, enhance business efficiency, and customer experience. Implementing DevOps for your business organizations is one of the best decisions that business leaders can make in 2019.

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Reference:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps