Gartner Research

Principles and Practices of DevOps That I&O Leaders Need to Cultivate

Published: 12 January 2017

ID: G00320004

Analyst(s): Ian Head

Summary

Many enterprises are conducting DevOps initiatives; however, they have often embraced the spirit of DevOps somewhat incompletely, which is inhibiting their success. I&O leaders engaged in DevOps initiatives should ensure that their teams adopt its core principles and practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • DevOps Principles
    • Teams Focus on Business Outcomes
    • Product Creation Is Iterative
    • Processes Use Continuous Principles
    • People Collaborate Extensively
    • The Culture Must Be Systemic
    • Automation Underpins the DevOps Endeavor
  • DevOps Practices
    • Product Teams, Feature Teams and Component Teams
    • Site Reliability Engineers
    • ChatOps
    • Canary Rollouts
    • Blue-Green Environments and Failing Forward
  • Communicate the Principles and Practices in Gartner's DevOps Model
  • Invest in Skills, Technologies and Processes
  • Build a DevOps Capabilities Roadmap
    • Culture
    • People
    • Product Creation
    • Process-Driven Improvement
    • Technology

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