Understanding and Adopting DevOps is Vital for Business Owners: Here's Why
Technology has been the single most prolific driving force behind today’s increasing business scope and scale. Not only has it transformed how a business is run, but it has also changed the way we approach a hitherto traditional business type; not to mention the way we function on a day to day basis, which also has an effect on the aforementioned approach.
DevOps and Modern Business Practices
Part of the shift in the landscape, with regards to technological innovations and culture, has involved the development of business approaches and practices which make for and promote the ideal organizational structure for modern times.
DevOps is one of the more recent developments in terms of organizational approaches, and it stems from the application of Lean and Agile approaches to the operational sector.
Since the inception of the term, there have been countless studies into its effectiveness for individual business owners as well as a larger organization. For the most part, it has been found to be invaluable for both parties. Following is how (with regards to business owners).
Automation of Service Management
The support of operational objectives with the assistance of technology is vital for proper functioning of the former. In addition to that, each layer of the production atmosphere stack needs to be understood better, in order to resolve and prevent issues related to production.
All of that and more is achievable with the timely application of DevOps.
Implementation of Ideal Organizational Culture
A business environment in this day and age is bound to have some internal differences, due to the diversity of cultures being integrated simultaneously in each organization. While this is a situation that will eventually boil down, it is vital for the business owners of today to implement the ideal organizational culture sooner rather than later, if they are to get a leg up over the competition.
DevOps can potentially assist with the implementation of an ideal organizational culture, in addition to bestowing members of the organization with the right skills required to bring about change on their own, regardless of department.
Prompt and Effective Delivery of Services, Software and Products
The delivery of software and IT services is very similar to the delivery section of the supply chain, in that the quality of the finished product, as well as the promptness of the delivery are both determined by the weakest link in the supply chain.
DevOps, especially when implemented by specialist service providers, can aid companies in circumventing a number of issues related to the delivery of not just software and IT solutions, but products as well.
DevOps has proven to be extremely effective when implemented by experts, and across the board, in an organization which already has all the baseline requirements of the growth potential that DevOps offers. To that end, an organization which adopts the transformational culture and practices early on, is most likely to reap the rewards in the very near future, over others.
April Salsbury, MBA is a strategist, an analyst, an operational guru, a recognized leader and C-suite global healthcare executive with drive and focus for competitive markets. Co-host of The Business Forum Show and regular contributor to various business journals, she possess multi-functional and multi-national competencies with more than 15 years experience in business and healthcare. Her expertise is in invigorating revenue growth and infusing value of lean practices in growing companies through improvements to cash flow and operations management.
Fueling revenue, growth and profit, Salsbury & Co. is a consultancy firm focused on helping businesses and healthcare organizations achieve excellency. Our specialists have executive experience combined with deep functional expertise to provide our clients with services that drive real impact and results.
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