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China Summary Translation: Principles and Practices of DevOps

Published: 29 June 2015

ID: G00277652

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight, Owen Chen


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



Principles and Practices of DevOps

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • 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

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