Principles and Practices of DevOps

Archived Published: 12 March 2015 ID: G00272990


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Confusion endures about not only what DevOps is, but where to start (and possibly end) with it. In this note, we introduce a model of commonly associated practices to guide organizations with their DevOps journeys.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • DevOps Principles
      • Iterative
      • Continuous
      • Collaborative
      • Systemic
      • Automated
    • DevOps Practices
      • Leverage the Gartner DevOps Model as a Tool to Develop a Common Understanding of the Scope of Observed Industry DevOps Practices
      • Employ the Gartner DevOps Model as an Input Into Requirements for Future Investments in Skills, Technologies and Processes Related to a DevOps Initiative
      • Use the Gartner DevOps Model to Help Develop a DevOps Road Map, Including, but Not Limited to, Potential Starting Points and Desired End States
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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