Essential Reading for IT Professionals
It is virtually impossible to attend a technology conference in 2017 without DevOps being on the program in one form or another. DevOps practices are being adopted rapidly, the way we work in technology is changing, if we don’t accept this change and move with it then we will quickly become irrelevant.
The latest State of DevOps Report was just released and, I firmly believe that this is essential reading for anyone working in, or planning to work in, any area of technology. This comprehensive report, now in its sixth year looks at the statistical relationships between IT performance, organizational performance, technical practices, cultural norms, and management.
Over the six years this report has been produced the authors have examined 27,000 survey responses from IT professionals, developers and executives, providing the most comprehensive, evolving study of DevOps as it is practiced today. This year, 3,200 people around the world participated in the survey.
The authors of the report read as a ‘who’s who’ in the world of DevOps – Dr Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Gene Kim, Alanna Brown and Nigel Kersten.
Six Key Findings
This year’s report presents six key findings:
- Transformational leaders share five common characteristics that significantly shape an organization’s culture and practices, leading to high performance
- High-performing teams continue to achieve both faster throughput and better stability
- Automation is a huge boon to organizations
- DevOps applies to all organizations
- Loosely coupled architectures and teams are the strongest predictor of continuous delivery
- Lean product management drives higher organizational performance
When DevOps first became a part of the IT vocabulary many of us were confident in thinking that it just didn’t apply to us and to the organizations we were working in, this was something for the Unicorns – the Googles and Amazons of our world. This report highlights the fact that this has now changed, DevOps is successfully adopted by organizations of all sizes and industries, in profit and non-profit environments.
Any organizations that wants to deliver value needs to be adopting the DevOps way of working.
Download the full report – don’t just file it away, sit down and read it, it does apply to you and to your organization, no matter where you are, or what industry you are working in.