Gartner Research

Ignition Guide to Managing a DevOps Toolchain

Published: 12 July 2018

ID: G00700432

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team


I&O leaders often find it challenging to identify the right tools to create a scalable DevOps toolchain and manage it on an ongoing basis. This research explains the process for continually updating and evolving the toolchain to adapt to the organization’s and delivery team’s changing priorities.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Prepare to Manage your DevOps Toolchain.

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Build a Minimum Viable DevOps Toolchain


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Ensure the Shared Understanding and Adoption of the Toolchain


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Optimize and Evolve the Toolchain on an Ongoing Basis.


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Effectiveness of the Toolchain Management Process.

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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