DevOps brings multiple teams together into a single, unified team that practices agile-like continuous integration throughout the project lifecycle. That means Operations gets a say upfront; Development and Business understand operational issues; and Testing learns to automate solutions for greater reliability and faster deployment. What’s not to love?
DevOps sounds easy, but it’s a sea change from the way most IT departments operate. Not only are teams structured differently, but team members have to think outside their respective boxes to understand all the steps in a project – and adopt new practices and tools – all while remaining productive on essential projects in the pipeline.TAKE OUR DEVOPS MATURITY ASSESSMENT
SPR Consulting coaches teams to embrace DevOps, enabling better software solutions in shorter timeframes. By setting common goals and processes, improving communications across the team, automating processes and practicing continuous integration, your DevOps teams will be better prepared to:
More than anything, DevOps changes the way team members relate to each other. It doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why SPR offers onsite coaching in both Agile and DevOps – to help teams embrace changes in culture, practices, and tools that are essential to successful DevOps adoption.
In today’s fast-paced world, siloed teams are barriers to organizational success. By creating cross-functional teams with common goals – engaging everyone, including operations, in each agile sprint, and rewarding members for learning skills outside their primary area – DevOps promotes a collaborative culture in which shared ownership and continuous organizational learning are highly valued.
Linear methodologies like waterfall run the risk of deploying software that is obsolete the day it is delivered. By shortening delivery cycles, making change requests easier, and automating wherever possible – building, archiving, versioning, provisioning, configuration, monitoring – DevOps teams can streamline tasks, provide continuous integration and delivery, simplified configuration, and measure performance.
Modern tools that automate many of the repetitive functions, control versioning, and measure performance are what make DevOps possible. Essential tools for containerization, continuous integration, infrastructure as code, and virtualization also help support the DevOps environment. SPR Consulting has the experience to help your teams select the tools that work best for your organization.
Still stuck with laborious and time-consuming manual testing? Let SPR demonstrate how test automation can enable your teams to run key tests quickly and repeatedly.LEARN ABOUT AUTOMATION TESTING
We offer detailed assessments and workshops tailored to your team and culture.CONTACT US