How DevOps & Agile Methods Can Benefit Your Business

Some Things Are Better Together

DevOps is an increasingly popular methodology that brings together software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops).  This is made possible by leveraging automation, continuous delivery and a fast feedback cycle that enhances both the speed and quality of product development and delivery.  Because DevOps evolved out of Agile principles, their benefits to businesses are compounded when both practices integrated.

The traditional development model operates a bit like an assembly line.  Each piece is added in until the product is complete, after which it is turned over to IT for testing, implementations, etc.  The DevOps model, however, focuses on continuous delivery, testing and feedback between development and IT.  This enables the teams to work more collaboratively and effectively in order to produce better solutions.

When performed correctly, DevOps can bring significant improvements to businesses.  According to ZDNet, enterprises that have “fully embraced” DevOps, have increased revenues and profits by 60%.”  They were also, “2.4 times more likely to experience rapid business growth than their competitors.”

A report on Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps revealed that about 75% of respondents reported improved employee recruitment and retention when using both Agile with DevOps.  This is in comparison to 30% who only used Agile.  In addition, businesses saw a 45% increase in employee productivity, a 29% increase in customer satisfaction, and a 78% increase in customer experience when using both methodologies in concert. recommends combining its methodologies with Agile sprints.  This way, everyone is focused on completing a specific task during a set period of time.  When DevOps and Agile are working together, your enterprise can benefit from:

  • A streamlined dev and release process
  • Improved product offerings
  • Better team collaboration
  • Higher value/lower risk releases
  • Fewer bugs and faster fixes
  • Increased visibility
  • Increased customer satisfaction

Microsoft Azure DevOps is a comprehensive suite of technologies that can power your business’ DevOps strategy.  Azure DevOps makes this possible via version control, reporting, requirements management, project management, automated builds, testing, and release management capabilities.  With Agile tools built-in, your organization is able to follow and reap the benefits of this dual-methodology for maximum impact.  Get quality technology solutions to market faster than ever.

Dobler Consulting LLC is a leading provider of database services, premier software development, and information technology support, servicing clients ranging from small businesses to FORTUNE companies across multiple industry verticals. If you’re interested in how Microsoft Azure DevOps can help you make the most of your DevOps and Agile environment, we can help. Visit or call us at +1 (813) 322-3240.

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