by Anuj Tuli, Chief Technology Officer
If you haven’t gotten a chance to review this year’s DORA report, check it out below. It has great information on Software Delivery Performance, Organizational Performance on DevOps, and trends around Cloud, Platform and Open Source. A few key observations come to light through this report. Let’s take a look.
Organizations that focused on having high software delivery performance were able to delivery quickly on new requirements, achieve customer satisfaction, and keep up with regulatory requirements. There is a small group of organizations aptly named “elite performers” that are practicing software delivery performance at the highest levels. The time it takes these elite performers to have the code moved from code commit to production is less than an hour!
Organizational Performance is directly tied to Software Delivery Performance. The elite performers in the category for Automation, Configuration Management, Testing, Deployments, and Change Approvals, all had 10% or less of manual work in those areas. This led the high performing teams to free up time for net new work (e.g. new features, functionality) by up to 50%. That is a huge gain towards productivity and innovation. This analysis echoed the fact that by maturing the automation of IT processes in your environments, it tangibly and positively affects organization productivity.
In order for organizations to up their levels of Software Delivery Performance, it is important to adopt Cloud like characteristics not only for their underlying infrastructure, but in terms of organizational culture as well. Cloud characteristics are achieved easier when using Platform-as-a-Service, and deploying Infrastructure-as-Code. For Cloud Native applications, public Cloud offerings are an obvious fit, but these applications must be built to be resilient, elastic, and easy to manage. In the survey, 58% responded that they were using open source components, libraries, and platforms – which points to the expansion of open source software in organizations today. Users that implement infrastructure as code to manage their software deployments, and ones that use containers, are more likely to be elite performers.
You can download the full report HERE.
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