In The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal, Gene Kim outlines a compelling case for DevOps. To put into context how DevOps is transforming our work, consider how Lean transformed manufacturing in the 1980s. Researchers observed that Toyota Motor North America Inc. had at least four times the productivity of other manufacturers, able to produce twice the output (e.g., assembled cars ready to be sold) with only one-half the inputs (e.g., floor space, work in process, etc.). Over the next decade, the adoption of Lean philosophies and methods led to an unprecedented surge in worker productivity, better delivery performance, reduced inventory levels and higher customer satisfaction and employee happiness.
Transforming the IT value stream by adopting DevOps methods will likely result in a productivity surge as large, or larger, than the manufacturing revolution 30 years ago, making this one of the most important and urgent business problems of our age.
Check out the full post, Enterprise DevOps Adoption isn’t Mandatory – But Neither is Survival, posted on The Wall Street Journal Blog – CIO Journal.