A new paradigm for organizational transformation
We know of DevOps from the software industry. DevOps is an umbrella concept that refers to anything that smoothes out the interaction between development and operations.
Gartner puts culture and technology together:
‘DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology — especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.’
A Collaborative-learning Journey
Where agile is concerned with the design of software with the emphasis on development, DevOps integrates that with operations. This is more than just integration however, representing an entirely new movement. Just as Agile has become synonymous for improving organizational performance, so will DevOps represent a new paradigm shift for organizations making the transition to 4.0 capability, by focussing on continuous adaption to change by CO·Q collaborative intelligence.
How team performance can be integrated into development and operations is the subject of ongoing research.
A Datacentric Approach
I’m developing an architecture for DevOps integrated into data-centric processes in collaboration with partners.
During 2017-2018 we’ll be looking at how the continuous process of operations-development integration can be developed as a sector-neutral architecture for tailoring for any company wanting to visualize and optimize value over time – the ‘value stream’. From a design and development perspective, each value stream is measurable and customer-centric. Improvements can be made using tools such as value stream mapping to increase ‘delivery velocity and quality’.