4 sure-fire ways to ace your DevOps game
In our blog last month, we introduced you to the concept of DevOps and how it’s designed to help organizations deliver more effectively. (In case you missed it, take a look here) In today’s article, we’ll cover 4 key ways in which you can elevate your DevOps synergy and take your delivery game to the next level. Even in 2021, DevOps is shrouded with an aura of mystery as many organisations find themselves unable to make the technical and cultural shift. If you’re one of them, we hope the following practices help you get started on your journey.
With agile and DevOps testing, the testing process takes place across the development lifecycle, which leads to reduced lead times and faster bug detection. To improve this further, introduce testing in the product planning stage across components while giving access to key stakeholders. Optimize testing with centralised reporting systems to provide a holistic view to developers and product managers. With automation frameworks and CI/CD platforms, incorporate testing across multiple tools that are used.
DevSecOps stands for development, security, and operations. With the addition of security in the approach, teams can reduce lead times and security incidents, which saves time and can optimize resources which would otherwise be dedicated to repair. With the right mindset and shareholder buy-in, adopt a shared model for security that benefits the overall team. This process eventually makes informed decisions at the right times which increases productivity.
Feature flagging helps reduce problems in user experience and platform functioning when releases are combined with deploying code. This allows you to increase deployment frequency and reduce change failures. Key things to remember with feature flagging are making this process a part of feature design, standardizing the naming of code and minimizing the reach of each flag to maintain more control.
Monitoring and reporting
Speed versus quality is a classic trade-off in product development. Without critical information to prioritize efficiency, both suffer. This is where logging and monitoring come in as they can help you make sense of overwhelming amounts of data which can create blind spots. To optimize monitoring, it is best to design an AI-backed virtual team which has complete access to all tools and apply automation wherever possible.
Whether you’re early in your journey of DevOps or are looking for the next big breakthrough, at DCT we design custom solutions keeping you and your business objectives in mind. Take a look at how we’ve transformed operations for some of the leading brands in the world in our case study section here.