DevOps is: The Agile Admin

The Agile Admin says DevOps is

“a new term emerging from the collision of two major related trends. The first was also called “agile infrastructure” or “agile operations”; it sprang from applying Agile and Lean approaches to operations work. The second is a much expanded understanding of the value of collaboration between development and operations staff throughout all stages of the development lifecycle when creating and operating a service, and how important operations has become in our increasingly service-oriented world (cf. Operations: The New Secret Sauce).”

Important points: Evolution of existing concepts, collaboration, multistage

The Agile Admin has risen to the top over the years as a key source for DevOps insights. This team provides thought leadership in both DevOps evolution and reviews of key tools and best practices.

The key points established by the Agile Admin reinforce the other opinions we have explored and acknowledge DevOps as an ideological extension of Agile and Lean. Additionally, The Agile Admin team introduces us to the concept of self service for teams, leading to autonomy and efficiency. This allows operations focused teams / individuals to focus on providing repeatable self service patterns for infrastructure provisions (among other things), allowing teams to break the traditional pattern of waiting for extended periods for suitable infrastructure at the beginning of projects or exploration cycles. By removing these roadblocks organizations can encourage key experimentation and efficiency.

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Read more on what DevOps is according to Atlassian in our next article in this series.