Gartner Research

How to Scale DevOps Beyond the Pilot Stage

Published: 11 March 2015

ID: G00272992

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight

Summary

Growing a DevOps initiative beyond just a few small teams increases the risk of failure due to increasing complexity and ambiguity. This research offers recommendations for IT team managers to minimize these issues.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Scale the Tools Architecture Through the Application of SOA-Style Techniques, Including Concepts Such as Modularity
  • Scale Processes Through Continued Application of Lean Techniques and Emphasizing Desired Business Outcomes
  • Scale Organizational Structure (and Trust) Through the Implementation of Self-Organizing and Autonomous Teams
  • Scale Institutional Knowledge by Making the Code, That Is, APIs, Metadata, Program Code, etc., (and Derived Metrics) Key Boundary Objects
  • Summary

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