New research suggests that the concept of DevOps, a management process which combines development and operations teams under one structure, has evolved into a far more “cross-functional, collaborative, and lifecycle-focused activity” than what was traditionally noticed. Julie Craig, of EMA research, delves into the recent growth of DevOps and “Agile” methodology stemming from organizational needs to reduce cost and increase efficiency during the great recession:
The “DevOps” term is used to describe the process of managing the handoffs necessary for Development and Operations teams to work in a collaborative manner. DevOps promises to introduce agility, repeatability, quality, and governance into application delivery via collaboration between the two key teams responsible for the overall process.
You can read the research abstract here: DevOps for a New Millennium: A Lifecycle Perspective Supporting Business Growth in an Altered Economy