Adopt DevOps practices and develop the core skills

Agile software engineers, developers and testers become trusted business partners by driving business innovation and growth. Application technical professionals must embrace continuous learning, adopt DevOps practices and adapt to new ways of working to improve business and customer outcomes.

To accelerate development and enable continuous delivery of customer value, organizations need to reach the next level in their agile and DevOps practices. Application leaders must focus on value stream management to maximize flow, improve delivery efficiency and drive innovation.

Application technical professionals should:

  • Create a personal development plan to identify and develop the core skills, such as cloud, automation, DevOps and AI/ML, needed to remain competitive
  • Adopt DevOps practices and architect applications to leverage the benefits of low-code, cloud platforms, multigrained services and extreme automation; go beyond Scrum or Kanban by developing proficiency with the technical practices required to deliver working software frequently
  • Work together with your business partners to visualize and optimize the flow of value from customer request to production deployment; proactively engaging your business partners creates transparency and fosters the openness that increases business knowledge while building trust
  • Create remote working agreements that protect work-life balance and social connections of the team; establish core working hours, define expected behaviors, agree on virtual collaboration approaches, and adopt tools that facilitate agile processes and events

Want to dig deeper? Explore how application technical professionals can plan and develop DevOps and Agile software in this research note while we build the agenda for the virtual Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit 2021.

Predicts 2021: Value Streams Will Define the Future of DevOps

To accelerate development and enable continuous delivery of customer value, organizations need to reach the next level in their agile and DevOps practices. Infrastructure and operations leaders and application leaders must focus on value stream management to maximize flow, improve delivery efficiency and drive innovation.

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