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The Importance of DevOps Collaboration and Transparency

Dan Holloran December 19, 2018

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DevOps is all about tightening the relationship between developers, IT operations, and security. DevOps-focused organizations can build reliable services faster through collaborative team relationships and more transparent workflows. By creating visibility into projects and the prioritization of those projects, teams can better work together and focus on driving value faster.

The importance of DevOps-focused collaboration and transparency can’t be overstated. While automation and the efficient use of applications and services is an important part of DevOps, the human element behind DevOps can’t be ignored. Deeper exposure across all teams to planning, staging environments, testing and systems in production leads to a holistic understanding of your architecture and services, driving organizational knowledge, operational efficiency, and business value.

Building a company culture dedicated to collaboration and transparency leads to innovation and productivity. DevOps matters because it helps create a system dedicated to the continuous improvement of people, processes, and technology – resulting in happier employees, reduced alert fatigue and more reliable services.

Learn how collaboration and transparency drive efficiency across your entire organization in our latest free guide, Why DevOps Matters.

Why DevOps Matters

Why DevOps Values Matter

In both incident management and software delivery, DevOps allows for the sharing of ideas and endorses cross-functional collaboration across teams. Deepened collaboration and visibility across all services and teams leads to exposure in systems traditionally hidden from certain people or teams. This way, both developers and operations professionals can more easily chime in and contribute to fix incidents faster and speed up development.

DevOps looks different across every team. But, the core tenets of DevOps help you assess important values required when hiring DevOps-minded engineers and building efficient DevOps workflows. A DevOps-centric culture of code ownership and shared accountability for the services you produce bridges the gap between IT operations and developers, resolves a number of internal conflicts and helps teams build robust systems faster.

Centralizing Collaboration and Transparency for DevOps Success

In order to improve internal collaboration and transparency, it’s important to find ways to centralize incident information and development workflows. With a single-source-of-truth for incident data and deployment history, anyone on the team can quickly access the information they need with sufficient context. From there, DevOps engineers can quickly collaborate to resolve incidents and improve the understanding of how development may affect current systems in production.

DevOps Leads to Inherent SRE

Therefore, through DevOps collaboration and transparency across the entire software delivery and maintenance pipeline, site reliability engineering (SRE) becomes an inherent piece of everything you do. With multiple collaborative eyes across everything being built, deployed and maintained in your applications and infrastructure, the overall reliability of your service improves. DevOps isn’t just a process, organizational structure or set of tools, it’s a mindset.

Before embarking on your own DevOps journey, you need to understand what DevOps truly is. DevOps matters because it drives value from the beginning of the SDLC all the way to revenue generation for your business. Deepened collaboration between development and operations teams spreads across the entire organization and allows companies to build quality products faster.

Learn more about the importance of embarking on your own DevOps journey. Get your free copy of Why DevOps Matters: Collaborative Transparency in Incident Management to start driving DevOps value across the entire software delivery and incident lifecycle.

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