How Agile and DevOps Create Business Value

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-07-2017 Email

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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