DevOps maturity is a concept, which demands organizations to know their teams and organizational DevOps capabilities in order to achieve and move forward. Plus, organizations need to invest in an ADOC program. The question is, “What is this ADOC program?”.
An ADOC is a vendor-centric assessment program, which targets to list organizations’ present DevOps state and provides insights along with an approach to improve organizational capabilities throughout their DevOps journey.
An ADOC comprises comprehensive coverage of the different DevOps dimensions and considers all the elements of complex and agile approaches known as DevOps. The ADOC model contains five DevOps dimensions, such as human aspects, process and frameworks, functional composition, intelligent automation, and technology ecosystems. And these dimensions further make it easy for organizations and teams to gain their DevOps maturity and identify areas for improvements.
The 5 Main Dimensions for the Assessment of DevOps Capabilities:
This dimension covers the cognitive integrity culture within an organization and teams by introducing a leadership model. In this model, you have to ask simple questions to teams subjecting to the performance of an organization in areas of collaboration, analytical, proactiveness, and most importantly, support. The motive behind accounting for this dimension is to enforce cognitive learning and constructive association for the organization and teams.
Human aspects dimension’s some topics focus on three ways of the Assessment of DevOps Capabilities:
- Consider a flow through customer focus and value stream thinking.
- Ask about how feedback is taken, received and followed.
- Explore approaches of innovation and experiments.
There are some ways that can help teams learn about the topologies related to team and organizational designs. At last, we would like to say that for any organization, it is important to create a joyful and diverse environment within the organization.
Process and Framework:
DevOps is a collaboration between ITSM, lean and agile development. Apparently, these frameworks belong to this dimension; therefore, you must know how to connect them with DevOps processes. Always know how teams are feeling about scaling their activities, whether it is about working for them or not. This assessment helps you understand ways to achieve performance efficiency in process automation by educating teams subjecting procedures to integrate governance, risk, and compliance. Also, you must know how your team is refactoring products through DevOps frameworks, such as Site Reliability Engineering and DevSecOps.
During project implementation, you should observe how developers are using systems and ideation. The thing is, gathering such data of cognitive learning and approaches to improve human contribution, however, can help your teams to achieve DevOps targets.
This dimension covers steps, from the team’s collaboration for the project ideation, approval, development to deployment, finding backlogs, and assigning project management to key stakeholders.
You must observe that your teams are using lower-level CAB patterns and at which phase they need to conduct peer review. It lets you explore how your teams are building, developing, integrating, and transitioning the application architecture, along with a loosely coupled approach. In order to ensure cybersecurity in project development, you need to educate your team about patterns mitigating business risks and building secure environments.
Generally, you should know how data is managed in data lakes because it has always impacted the speed of DevOps and can be used to restore certain data. This assessment helps your team understand compositions to build efficiency and recovery approaches to risk factors with faster performance.
This dimension covers toolchains to automate artifact management and source control in DevOps processes using the CI/CD pipeline. This dimension also covers the following details to help you achieve intelligent automation:
- These tools create a combined backlog and service and support after product release.
- Key tools to get feedback for enhancing the overall customer experience
- A complete product monitoring to establish visibility on value-stream management and insights regarding DevOps toolchain flow
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This dimension focuses on teams’ infrastructural understanding and capabilities to work with the cloud, serverless, microservices, containers, and APIs to achieve better performance. With this assessment, teams will be able to rate their attitude towards free software versions and ways of helping for a better work experience. It also demands investigation towards toolchain architectures with an active root context. To assess the technology ecosystem, you must prioritize security elements, including privacy management and cutting-edge technology concepts, such as RPA, AR-VR, and Blockchain.
These Five dimensions enable IT teams to analyze their present state on their DevOps Journey. With this assessment and proper guidance of a qualified ADOC consulting company, teams can discover enhancements areas and speed up their processes. Furthermore, your organization can differentiate teams’ capabilities from the whole organization by directing improved capability to transform findings into global improvements.
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