The two concepts, DevOps and Agile, have overlapped one another since both became available to the software industry. Agile, whether it uses scrum techniques or any other form of efficiency, provides a clear set of priorities and simple steps to complete those tasks. However, it could not exist without DevOps, the underlying principle that equalizes the software team. Together, these software development strategies provide a client-focused, thorough approach. With thought leadership and solution development, DevOps provides Agile with the tools that it needs to produce high-quality software.
DevOps gives the Agile method a thought leadership foundation. DevOps merges software development and operations teams. Both segments work together, learn from each other, and produce better outcomes than they would as separate entities. DevOps, therefore, naturally lends itself to Agile principles. With Agile, teamwork is the key to completing tasks. To get tasks done in an orderly, timely way, team leaders must employ thought leadership, guiding the team toward innovative solutions without resorting to distance leadership.
Together with thought leadership, solution development lies at the heart of both Agile and DevOps methods. The Agile method lays out a series of steps, emphasizes priorities, and provides a high level of productivity through consistent check-ins. DevOps aids in these goals by adding to solutions development. It often emphasizes continuous delivery and automated deployment, both of which put solutions development at the forefront of the project. When Agile and DevOps work together, customer-focused solutions emerge on a regular, timely basis.
Preparedness and Flexibility
As a team, DevOps and Agile methods provide a balance between preparedness and flexibility. Of course, Agile understands that problems arise and that plans must be adapted and evolved as the process unfolds. However, because of the clearly-defined action plan, Agile practices can accidentally become rigid. Scrum can help, of course. The regular reports and reflections help the team adjust as needed. However, scrum would not exist without the principles that led to DevOps. In DevOps, the development and operations teams counterbalance each other. They learn from one another, foster a sense of equality, and ultimately prioritize both preparedness and flexibility in a way that leads to client satisfaction.
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