Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Agile and DevOps, 2020

Published: 15 July 2020

ID: G00441807

Analyst(s): George Spafford , Joachim Herschmann


DevOps initiatives must be grounded in customer value and will leverage a range of people, processes and technologies that span the software delivery value stream. I&O leaders must pursue organizational learning, continual improvement and automation strategies to deliver the required capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DesignOps
    • Promise Theory
    • Performance Engineering
    • Chaos Engineering
    • DevOps Value Stream Delivery Platforms
    • DevOps Value Stream Management Platforms
    • Continuous Quality
    • Platform Ops
    • Continuous Compliance Automation
  • At the Peak
    • Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) Platforms
    • Autonomous Testing
    • Dojos
    • Programmable Infrastructure
    • Hypothesis-Driven Development
    • Communities of Practice
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Site Reliability Engineering
    • Infrastructure Automation
    • Application Release Orchestration
    • Container Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Bimodal IT Operations
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
  • Climbing the Slope
    • DevSecOps
    • Application Performance Monitoring Software
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Agile Ops
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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