Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
If DevOps is such a great idea, isn’t it time to get other parts of the enterprise to adopt the concept?
It’s already being done, says Antony Edwards, CTO of TestPlant, a London-based test automation tools developer. “DevOps — in particular Agile — is fundamentally about how to productively manage a team in a highly dynamic environment, so the principles are absolutely applicable to any team,” he notes.
Edwards says he has rolled out DevOps and Agile to a variety of non-technical business operations, including customer service teams, business development management staff, and even book publishers. “If you look at Agile it’s based a lot on the management principles of Japanese car manufacturers. Think the ‘Toyota Way’,” he says. “So if it can work in both Japanese manufacturing and Californian software development, then it’s pretty flexible.”
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