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China Summary Translation: 'DevOps — Eight Simple Steps to Get It Right'

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00350902

Analyst(s): George Spafford , Joachim Herschmann


DevOps can deliver compelling business advantages, but many organizations struggle to start, or restart, an initiative due to uncertainty about how to approach the transformation. This research discusses eight foundational steps that I&O leaders must take to establish a successful DevOps initiative.

Table Of Contents



DevOps — Eight Simple Steps to Get It Right

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Step 1: Confirm the Business Justification
  • Step 2: Define DevOps for You
  • Step 3: Select the "First Mover" Application
  • Step 4: Identify the Initial Team
    • The Servant Leader
  • Step 5: Establish Objectives and Metrics
  • Step 6: Focus on Constraints
  • Step 7: Develop the Toolchain
  • Step 8: Scale When Ready

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