By Raja Roy The Enterprises Project
The noise around the term “DevOps” just grows. But cultural shifts don’t happen overnight – and can’t be packaged
More than a decade has passed since the DevOps movement was born, but its practitioners continue to struggle to define this combination of philosophies, practices, and tools. The lack of a common meaning has in many ways turned DevOps into an empty buzzword.
But for companies like Google, Netflix, and Facebook that have internalized it as a philosophy, DevOps is far from a meaningless term: Its practices have the ability to fuel transformation and boost the bottom line.
How DevOps lost its groove
DevOps is a movement that aims to help enterprise businesses increase their ability to generate features and launch products at a high velocity. As DevOps was brought into the mainstream, however, several challenges arose. So-called DevOps experts repeatedly failed to operationalize and scale DevOps in enterprises. Many DevOps initiatives stalled due to teams’ inability to justify the expense; it’s notoriously hard to measure the ROI of cultural shifts.