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Seven Steps to Start Your DevOps Initiative

Published: 03 February 2016

ID: G00292914

Analyst(s): Colin Fletcher , George Spafford


The promise of agility is compelling, but without a "playbook," many organizations struggle to get started. Following the seven key steps to initiating a DevOps initiative will provide IT leaders with the necessary actions to assist I&O leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Define DevOps for You
  • Step 2: Pick the Initial Team
  • Step 3: Pick the First Mover App
  • Step 4: Leverage Multiple Reference Sources
  • Step 5: Change the Objectives and Metrics
  • Step 6: Automate to Break Constraints
  • Step 7: Consider a Toolchain

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