DevOps: A Culture or Concrete Activity?
As implicit in the name, DevOps was meant to bring development and operations teams together into a more cohesive IT staff. QA management, likewise, was absorbed into what essentially became a collaborative team that worked together toward a common goal. The idea here was to eliminate the kinks in the product development and deployment chain by dissolving the barriers between departments. Different organizations have managed to achieve this with varying degrees of success in devops agile operations and continuous delivery.
A case could be made that those companies that didn't succeed in their transition to DevOps did not adequately define it – and herein lies a significant area of contention for organizations and industry experts.
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