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Adopt an Iterative Approach to Drive DevOps Success in Large Organizations

Published: 14 May 2019

ID: G00382329

Analyst(s): George Spafford


DevOps requires a commitment to continual learning to enhance agility and restore the ability to innovate. DevOps efforts that attempt to change too much too fast are risky and have trouble scaling. I&O leaders in large organizations must use an iterative approach to successfully scale.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Focus Initial Efforts on Areas That Will Yield the Best Value Relative to Cost and Risk
    • Systems of Record
    • Systems of Differentiation
    • Systems of Innovation
    • Connect DevOps to Customer Value With Marketing
  • Identify a First Mover
    • Politically Friendly
    • Acceptable Value
    • Acceptable Risk Profile
  • Assemble a Team by Emphasizing Soft Skills and Traits
  • Iterate Beyond the First Mover

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