Gartner Research

Organize the Right Teams for Successful DevOps

Published: 27 September 2012

ID: G00239634

Analyst(s): John Rivard, George Spafford , Cameron Haight


While there is broad agreement within the DevOps philosophy regarding the breaking down of silos, there is less guidance on how the teams should be organized. Infrastructure leaders can make the difference between DevOps adoption success or failure by choosing the right team structure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Your Organization's Track Record With Cross-Team Collaboration
  • Start DevOps Organizational Adoption Before It Becomes a Burning Issue
  • Leverage Matrixed Organizational Approaches and Dynamic Staff Assignment
  • Utilize a Service View as a Foundation for Alignment on Broader Customer-Focused Objectives
  • Limit Team Size to Enhance Agility, Improve Communications and Prevent Overspecialization
  • Augment Service-Aligned Teams With Shared-Service Engineering Groups

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