What effect is the tragic COVID-19 crisis — mandating the current scattering of employees across a corporate of homebound workplaces, working from 10,000 home locations instead of one or two having on collaboration and coordination for information technology endeavors. In recent years, collaboration has been defined as the essence of IT success. Not only have IT leaders and professionals been pressed to collaborate more closely everyone from the C-suite to the call center, but there has been special urgency for IT teams to coordinate and collaborate with each other.
DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.
This may be DevOps’ shining moment. The good news is that DevOps which syncs, organizes and automates the pace of software releases “is by default built for remote operations.”It has process oriented and automated software delivery method which doesn’t differentiate, if the team works from home, office or any other place. DevOps can very well adopt the changed caused by COVID-19 in the software industry. From the use of the distributed testing model to automated deployment mechanism, catching the early bug to capturing quality issues DevOps is all well suited to in these trying times.
For this work-from-home era, it means an ability to communicate frequently, and be able to reach out to various groups to keep things flowing, everyone in sync, and everyone feeling secure. Ultimately, as the crisis passes, many employees may end up staying with their work-from-home arrangements, and their organizations will be more open to more flexible or remote work arrangements. Productivity will increase, software quality will be enhanced, and the
cadence or releases will be more well-tuned to the business. We’ll all get through this, and technology initiatives will be that much stronger for it.