How can DevOps accelerate go to market of a product?
As more organizations are embarking on their digitization journey, the urgency of having quick adaptability, flexibility and agility are felt like never before. This has led to a paradigm shift in the IT delivery culture and how enterprises have functioned for so long. Enterprises are now feeling the need to adapt to an agile approach which will accelerate the go to market of a product and ultimately increase the ROI for the business. DevOps is one such software development practise that has introduced a new culture in software development and the entire lifecycle of software development. It encourages to practice certain measures that can help to speed up the go to market for products. Let’s take a deep dive to understand how DevOps can accelerate the process.
Faster delivery by automated testing
In normal scenario, IT software companies works in two groups – the development team and the operations team. The development team develops a software and handover it to the operations team for testing. If it’s a new software the operations team has to build a testing environment to test the functionalities of the software. Even if it is an upgrade of an existing software, the operations team need to integrate add – on to do the testing. Hence, the entire process is time taking and reduces the go to market time.
To eliminate this step and reduce the testing time, DevOps encourages organizations to leverage automated testing to get quick feedbacks and integration. This reduces the overall time and enables organizations to release small updates to the market while delivering on new features
Practice of DevOps enables developers to be more efficient and productive. Since testing and code integration are automated, developers can spend more time on other challenging tasks and in turn add more value to the organization.
Once a software is released in the market, it is up to the operations team to track if there is any failure. Developers are not involved in the process and they usually start working on something different. But DevOps encourages developers to stay in the loop for the entire software lifecycle. Hence, the recovery is faster if needed. Plus, developers can also track and fix bugs faster while writing the codes.
One of the key aspects of DevOps is continuous deployment. The continuous deployment is ensured by automation which reduces the go-to market time.
Better and efficient communication
DevOps ensure active collaboration between different teams and promotes communication between all the teams concerned. It ensures that each and every person is on the same page so that even if one leaves the organization, the rest of the team can continue without breaking the flow.
Automation and streamlining
The sole purpose of DevOps is to streamlining processes and bringing in automation wherever possible. In the process teams build trust and removes any elements of doubts involved. Adopting DevOps is the need of the hour if you want to deliver products at a high speed. It let you make small and incremental changes throughout the lifecycle of the software without hampering the quality. If you have the objectives of active collaboration, communication, and quick go to market with continuous deployment, then adapting to the DevOps culture is the only way forward.