How Agile and DevOps Create Business Value

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-07-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    How Agile and DevOps Create Business Value

    Many companies are now adopting agile and DevOps processes, two IT-driven approaches that now considered "critical" for a successful digital transformation.
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    Essential Ingredients

    81% of the global business and IT executives surveyed said agile and DevOps are critical to a successful digital transformation.
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    Adoption Rate

    88% said their company is deploying agile to some degree, and 87% said their business is implementing DevOps.
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    Tech TCO, Part I

    "Advanced" agile companies are reducing IT costs by 41%, compared with only a 33% reduction in IT costs at organizations considered at a "basic" agile level.
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    "Advanced" DevOps organizations are reducing IT costs by 43%, compared with only a 34% reduction in IT costs at companies considered "basic" in their pursuit of DevOps.
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    Augmented Reality

    Advanced DevOps companies are improving the quality of their development processes and apps by 48%, compared with 36% improvements at organizations at a basic DevOps level.
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    Market Mover

    Advanced agile companies are experiencing a 44% increase in business growth, while basic agile organizations achieved only a 33% increase in business growth.
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    Advanced agile organizations are achieving a 50% increase in employee productivity, compared with only a 41% spike at basic agile companies.
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    73% of respondents at companies using agile processes and 77% of those at organizations deploying DevOps said these efforts improve employee recruitment and retention.
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    Barriers to Agile Implementations

    Security issues: 43%, Budget constraints: 43%, Integration challenges: 42%
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    Security issues: 38%, Budget constraints: 38%, Integration challenges: 36%
 

The vast majority of organizations are now adopting both agile and DevOps processes, two IT-driven approaches that now considered critical for a successful digital transformation, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The resulting report, "Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps," categorizes companies as those that are considered "advanced" at agile and DevOps, and those that are viewed as "basic." Businesses performing at advanced levels are reducing IT costs much more significantly than their counterparts, and they're also doing a better job of improving the quality of their apps and development processes. In addition, these companies are seeing more business growth. To ensure continued success, however, CIOs and their IT teams will have to overcome agile and DevOps implementation barriers in the form of security concerns, budget constraints and integration challenges. "Today's hyper-connected, hyper-competitive app economy moves at a lightning pace," according to the report. "To succeed, you have no option but to continuously deliver new value to customers, at the increasing speed that they demand. Your brand is now defined by the unique, and constantly evolving, digital experiences you offer to them. … In this environment, cutting-edge software development processes, such as agile methodologies and DevOps practices, have become critical to success." A total of 1,770 global business and IT executives took part in the research, which was conducted by Coleman Parkes Research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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