Which are the performance indicators for DevOps?

Is a CIO in an “AGILE mode” still an option or has it become a must? With DevOps, beyond the methodology applied, you have to get the right technologies. But it is the rooted processes that need to be re-engineered, and for this, management is the first level of involvement. How is the success of a DevOps project evaluated? What are the performance indicators?

Results are quite low with compartmentalized methods

Software development and its phased approach has not yet disappeared. Many projects are still being tackled cyclically for software developments.
These old methodologies do not allow a rapid marketing, which deeply detracts from the innovation and especially the competitiveness of the company.

DevOps: the break with history

DevOps is first of all designed to offer the CIO the possibility finally, to get rid of its traditional operations, to switch to AGILE mode. From Build to Run, CIOs must evolve alongside the trades, their demands, and their uses. For that, the real turning point was to go beyond the wall of production: DevOps did it . Now, continuous production enables CIOs to produce better without compromising its agility.

Customer expectations are becoming more and more precise, as a result, the customer relationship professionals require a little more technological budget. Numerical tools are on the rise, and their multiple functionality can only show real benefit if the infrastructure on which they are based is adequate.

On a European scale, it is in France that DevOps is best implemented. 39% of the companies announce it. Among these companies, there have been common points that must be taken into account.

DevOps: How is efficiency measured?

Among the 695 decision-makers surveyed in a study *, it is first and foremost the improvement in customer satisfaction which is considered to be the culmination of a DevOps approach. By improving its internal processes, and by continuously delivering, the company using DevOps enables internal teams to better respond to customers.
Productivity improvement is then most often cited.

After the trend of Lean Management, and the continuous improvement which had made it possible to identify many points to be deepened, DevOps makes it possible to realize the corrective by advocating an iterative work. In the top 3 of the performance indicators, we find first the quality of the developments allowed by a reconciliation of the teams of operations, and the developers, but also by the more frequent project meetings in order to be sure throughout the project to deliver a coherent project .

There are two levels in the DevOps setup: the “Basic DevOps” and the “Advanced DevOps”. These two levels of maturity do not exhibit the same percentages of satisfaction. There was a + 24% improvement in customer satisfaction, or + 22% in productivity, and + 23% in the cost optimization indicator, from one level to another.
A considerable point of a development bridge is that with the DevOps, it is estimated to shorten by 38% the time needed to create and launch an application.

The response of digital transformation

To realize their digital turn, many companies are implementing more modern methods in terms of software development, and delivery. The AGILE method, which makes it possible to plan the actions to adapt to the needs and the events encountered by the evolutionary development phases. Rapid delivery and continuous improvement are also crucial points of the success of a DevOps implementation.

This enables faster creation of high-quality software applications, and offers new functions such as automation, and collaboration between departments. In the case of companies that have implemented the DevOps methodology, there is also an increase in market share.

DevOps revolutionizes developments as the approach allows faster delivery, efficient deployment, and improved reliability.

PROJIXI Europe supports you in the implementation of the new DevOps methodology, starting from your existing one, towards a target solution tailored to your needs.

* Study on Agility and DevOps, presented in 2016 by Coleman Parkes