Sharp Decisions was featured in CIO Outlook’s Capital Markets magazine today with an article authored by the company’s managing director, Ted Ryrie, titled Fulfillment of Agile Methodologies with DevOps.
In the article Ryrie states that the shared responsibility and cross-functionality which is highlighted in the DevOps environment grew out of the move to Agile methodologies and continuous integration development and delivery. The problem was Agile really only enhanced and sped up that design and deployment components and really didn’t do much on the deployment and operational management side. It was still largely controlled in a Waterfall environment. In order to accommodate these continuous releases, DevOps encourages automation of the change management, release and deployment function.