DevOps is to be understood as a corporate culture with a holistic approach. But in order to achieve efficient collaboration and effective work results, all four components, Teams, Tools, Methods and Transparency & Stability must always be aligned with each other.
Teams: Building-Up Knowledge Transfer – Eliminating Silos
All participants in a project should support each other and pass on their know-how across departments. Furthermore, other departments must also be actively included alongside Development and IT Operations, in order to have the expertise right there in the team and to be able to share know-how easily.
Tools: Building-Up an Automated Tool Chain
Automate recurring tasks as best as possible. And to increase the process efficiency, these tools should not act separately from one another throughout the software lifecycle, but rather interact as much as possible.
Methods: Building-Up a CI/CD Pipeline
Continuous Integration (CI): This method aims at continuously joining up software codes to make an application.
Continuous Delivery (CD): Continuous Delivery builds upon Continuous Integration. This means that the code written is tested automatically and installed into the productive environment.
Continuous Deployment: The final step is automatically uploading the functional software into the productive environment.
Monitoring: Transparency and Stability by Measuring the Quality
Efficient measurements ensure transparent project advances. That is why tests should be performed regularly to measure the project quality and system landscape. Feedback loops with the customers are also essential, in order to measure the acceptance of a solution and quickly solve problems.