DevOps is a philosophy of IT operations that binds the development of services and their delivery to the core principles of W. Edwards Deming’s points on Quality Management. When applied to software development and IT organizations, Deming’s principles seek to improve the overall quality of software systems as a whole.
This is done in part by decomposing the system into manageable components, which can be owned by teams. These teams have the freedom to quickly resolve any issues that might prevent the system from operating properly.
By creating a sense of pride and ownership in the delivered system, any issues discovered can be quickly resolved. This method increases the overall health of the system, which has led to the rise of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as defining attributes of DevOps.
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