DevOps is a holistic concept that launches a change of culture in a company and has a positive impact on teamwork. Within DevOps, IT processes are viewed in their entirety across the value chain. Its focus is not on individual task silos, but on the overall workflow, from the design of the concept to its implementation.
For this reason, DevOps aims to integrate all the stakeholders in a project from the word go: Alongside Dev and Ops, these also include Testing, Quality Assurance, Security and of course the customer. Throughout the entire product lifecycle and by sharing their know-how, everyone involved in the project works together towards a mutual goal – the finished application or functionality.
You can picture the DevOps process as an endless loop that leads from the software planning stage to development, on to testing and operation and then back to planning. That is why a strong collaboration and constant communication are essential throughout the whole lifecycle, enabling innovations to be pushed forward more quickly.