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Implement DevOps Practices That Work

Streamline business value delivery through the strategic adoption of DevOps practices.

  • In today’s world, business agility is essential to stay competitive. Quick responses to business needs through efficient development and deployment practices are critical for business value delivery.
  • Organizations are looking to DevOps as an approach to rapidly deliver changes, but they often lack the foundations to use DevOps effectively.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

Even in a highly tool-centric view, it is the appreciation of DevOps core principles that will determine your success in implementing its practices.

Impact and Result

  • Understand the basics of DevOps-related improvements.
  • Assess the health and conduciveness of software delivery process through Info-Tech Research Group’s MATURE framework.

Implement DevOps Practices That Work

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should implement DevOps, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Examine your current state

Understand the current state of your software delivery process and categorize existing challenges in it.

2. MATURE your delivery lifecycle

Brainstorm solutions using Info-Tech Research Group’s MATURE framework.

3. Choose the right metrics and tools for your needs

Identify metrics that are insightful and valuable. Determine tools that can help with DevOps practices implementation.

4. Select horizons for improvement

Lay out a schedule for enhancements for your software process to make it ready for DevOps.


Member Testimonials

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this blueprint and what our clients have to say.

9.3/10


Overall Impact

$24,489


Average $ Saved

12


Average Days Saved

Client

Experience

Impact

$ Saved

Days Saved

Sharonview Federal Credit Union

Workshop

9/10

$1,239

20

Rotary International

Workshop

8/10

$30,999

16

Stratascale

Guided Implementation

10/10

$3,719

2

National Archives and Records Administration

Workshop

10/10

$61,999

10

Columbia Mutual Insurance Company

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Apogee Enterprises, Inc

Guided Implementation

9/10

N/A

N/A

The University Of Manchester

Guided Implementation

10/10

$6,858

10

Cross Country Mortgage, Inc.

Guided Implementation

10/10

$17,979

6

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Workshop

10/10

$50,000

50

Statistics Canada

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Christie?s Inc.

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Computershare Loan Services

Guided Implementation

10/10

$125K

55

The Allstate Corporation

Workshop

9/10

$123K

20

State of Ohio - Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Guided Implementation

2/10

N/A

N/A

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Workshop

8/10

N/A

N/A

Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

Guided Implementation

1/10

N/A

N/A

Barry-Wehmiller

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

City Of Mesa

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Apega

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Statistics New Zealand

Guided Implementation

8/10

N/A

N/A

Government Employees Health Association Inc

Guided Implementation

10/10

$31,833

20

University Of Regina

Guided Implementation

9/10

$25,000

10

Hamilton Health Sciences

Guided Implementation

1/10

N/A

N/A

Sherritt International Corporation

Guided Implementation

7/10

N/A

N/A

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

Guided Implementation

7/10

$8,000

2


Onsite Workshop: Implement DevOps Practices That Work

Onsite workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Examine Your Current State

The Purpose

Set the context for improvement.

Key Benefits Achieved

Provide a great foundation for an actionable vision and goals that people can align to.

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Review the outcome of the DevOps Readiness Survey.

  • Baseline assessment of the organization’s readiness for introducing DevOps principles in its delivery process
1.2

Articulate the current-state delivery process.

1.3

Categorize existing challenges using PEAS.

  • A categorized list of challenges currently evident in the delivery process

Module 2: MATURE Your Delivery Lifecycle

The Purpose

Brainstorm solutions using the MATURE framework.

Key Benefits Achieved

Collaborative list of solutions to challenges that are restricting/may restrict adoption of DevOps in your organization.

Activities

Outputs

2.1

Brainstorm solutions for identified challenges.

  • A list of solutions that will enhance the current delivery process into one which is influenced by DevOps principles
2.2

Understand different DevOps topologies within the context of strong communication and collaboration.

  • (Optional) Identify a team topology that works for your organization.

Module 3: Choose the Right Metrics and Tools for Your Needs

The Purpose

Select metrics and tools for your DevOps-inspired delivery pipeline.

Key Benefits Achieved

Enable your team to select the right metrics and tool chain that support the implementation of DevOps practices.

Activities

Outputs

3.1

Identify metrics that are sensible and provide meaningful insights into your organization’s DevOps transition.

  • A list of metrics that will assist in measuring the progress of your organization’s DevOps transition
3.2

Determine the set of tools that satisfy enterprise standards and can be used to implement DevOps practices.

  • A list of tools that meet enterprise standards and enhance delivery processes
3.3

(Optional) Assess DevOps pipeline maturity.

Module 4: Define Your Release, Communication, and Next Steps

The Purpose

Build a plan laying out the work needed to be done for implementing the necessary changes to your organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

Roadmap of steps to take in the coming future.

Activities

Outputs

4.1

Create a roadmap for future-state delivery process.

  • Roadmap for future-state delivery process

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

Member Rating

9.3/10
Overall Impact

$24,489
Average $ Saved

12
Average Days Saved

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve.

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What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

Need Extra Help?
Try Our Guided Implementations

Get the help you need in this 4-phase advisory process. You'll receive 8 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation #1 - Examine your current state
  • Call #1 - Discuss DevOps Readiness Assessment result.
  • Call #2 - Discuss existing delivery process.
  • Call #3 - Categorize identified challenges.

Guided Implementation #2 - MATURE your delivery lifecycle
  • Call #1 - Brainstorm solutions to identified challenges.
  • Call #2 - Discuss possible team topologies for DevOps.

Guided Implementation #3 - Choose the right metrics and tools for your needs
  • Call #1 - Identify metrics that are useful and insightful.
  • Call #2 - Conceptualize a delivery pipeline for DevOps.

Guided Implementation #4 - Select horizons for improvement
  • Call #1 - Make a roadmap for DevOps transition.

Author(s)

Usman Lakhani

Contributors

Stephen Elliott, SVP IT Innovation and Decision Optimization, Sedgwick

Search Code: 75643
Published: August 6, 2014
Last Revised: September 14, 2021

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