DevOps combines software development (Dev) and IT Operations (Ops) to create a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently and more reliably.  DevOps is a set of practices, principles, and cultural philosophies aimed at improving collaboration and communication which drives a shared responsibility for business outcomes.  

Thinking about DevOps is like the item on your to-do list that you procrastinate on until it is almost too late and then it becomes urgent.  As the modern digital age is fast-paced, not investing in DevOps only leads to inefficiency, risk and ultimately delays the pace of delivery.  While everyone recognises the importance it can often seem too complicated to tackle, so it is not prioritised.

What are the challenges that we see? 

  1. Creating inefficiencies in your code: Without common coding standards and a clear and tested approach to security, developers are likely to use different coding styles, practices and bake in a number of avoidable inefficiencies.  Organisations already struggle to contain and reduce technology debt and without a clear strategy in place this will only become more challenging.  Investing in DevOps can increase efficiencies and productivity, helping you to scale while minimising your costs. 
  2. Reduces speed of delivery: Lack of coding standards and agreed practices of delivery between development and operations teams creates a maintenance burden and degrades opportunities to collaborate.  This can result in slow handovers between developers working on the same code base, increases the likelihood of bugs being introduced and can make the code inherently inefficient. By aligning coding practices you can increase your speed of delivery and improve your time to market.
  3. Creates Security Vulnerabilities: Poor or incomplete security practices can lead to the introduction of security vulnerabilities making the software more susceptible to attacks and breaches plus impacting the ability to meet any regulatory requirements.  A strong DevOps team can improve the quality of code, resulting in fewer defects and providing better risk management. 

Why Lean Tree?

Although establishing DevOps can seem a daunting prospect, organisations which invest in DevOps achieve a faster, more efficient, and collaborative software development and delivery process, ultimately leading to better business outcomes. 

Partnering with Lean Tree, a market leader in advising, implementing and embedding DevOps practices, will help quickly overcome the challenges and deliver the benefits you need.  Our approach focuses on:

  • Assessing your current technical landscape and identifying some key first steps
  • Building the right team, with the right skills 
  • Striking the right balance of operations and product development
  • Optimising investment in cloud and tooling 

If you would like to hear more about our DevOps service, please do get in touch for more information.

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