As with many enterprises’ focus in 2017, the development process needs to fully utilize the benefits of DevOps (continuous integration, development, deployment) along with the agile delivery methodology.
Adopt an Agile and DevOps Mindset
If this is the first time your company has become familiar with the terms Agile and DevOps, you’re already extremely behind. For those who are familiar but are still skeptical about moving forward with these methodologies, take comfort in knowing that leaders in enterprise development agree that these practices should be standard for any digital transformation project. If you’re not on the boat yet, make 2018 your year.
The next question you may be asking is how does DevOps and Agile development help my digital transformation project?
Using Agile Methodology
First, let’s tackle Agile. Agile development methodology let’s teams dynamically define tasks on a two-week, or sprint, basis. This allows for changes to the subsequent sprints that you may not have originally expected at the beginning of your project. Agile is very helpful during your digital transformation project lifecycle as you’re working to upgrade your business process to a new application. It will result in new ideas on how to enhance your legacy process in the middle of development, and those changes will seamlessly get integrated into your Agile development process.
DevOps and Digital Transformation
DevOps is beneficial for countless reasons for anyone’s projects, especially digital transformation. Applications you’re transforming no doubt have a strong business value for your company, and the sooner these new opportunities come to fruition, the better. DevOps assists in the speed and efficiency of your development by automating processes that can easily be slowed or underperformed with human involvement. This involves the complete regression testing of your application after each deployment and instantly deploying to the respective environment. DevOps also removes any need for manual promotion, removing hours of delay between completing development and promotion, thusly saving time and money.
When executing your next project, utilizing these development processes will surely put you at the forefront of digital transformation in 2018.