6 Reasons Why DevOps Is An Essential Tech Strategy

DevOps has been a consistent production strategy in the tech space since the middle of the 2000s, but how much momentum this strategy has gained is staggering as nearly 74% of organizations use DevOps in some form when designing a tech product for clients. This is only on the rise, with remote work becoming more of a mainstay during the COVID-19 pandemic. This remote work trend is not going to change but only increase in the years to come as Forbes indicates.

Having tech teams unified from a DevOps perspective has never been more important in the work environment. Development and operations teams can no longer afford to be siloed, especially when they are not even working in the same building anymore. But why should you as the customer care? Here are our top six reasons why you should be hiring a tech team that deploys a DevOps strategy. 

1. Speedy DevOps Cycles

When development and operations are not aligned, things can become disjointed quickly. Teams might not even know if your application is even ready for the operations team, or worse, ready for your business to use it. However, when these teams are fully aligned, the cycle times are significantly reduced. The updates are made continuously and in unison between the teams, so your project never becomes the long-awaited digital product, reducing its time to market. 

Developers Working On A Project

2. DevOps Improves Communication and Collaboration

When eliminating silos, you get a combined team that is working towards a unanimous goal and not separate ones. The culture is focused on the performance of the product they are creating as opposed to individual goals that each division can envision. This builds trust and rapport amongst teams regardless of their expertise or role, which allows for more seamless experimentation and innovation. 

DevOps Team Members Looking Through Code

3. DevOps Reduces Deployment Issues and Product Rollbacks

Programming defects can plague your deployment, but with more code releases using the DevOps strategy between teams, everyone is checking over each other's work. What does this mean? It means someone will be able to pick up on code defects that would get missed, pushed into production, and ultimately result in the app or software crashing. Then the siloed teams are left wondering what went wrong and have to go back and look at the code when someone could have picked up on it much earlier. It is always better to get this at the start of the line, fix it, and recover. Failure or breaks in the code are to be expected, but handling them with efficiency reduces deployment trouble, reduces the chance that anything gets rolled back and saves you money. 

Developer Holding Hands Over Head

4. DevOps Reduces Your Overall Costs

When a company goes to a tech firm to design a new product or service offering for them, one of the things they are most cognizant of is the budget. When hiring a tech firm, companies should be actively looking for ones that employ a DevOps strategy because it will actually save them money in the long run. Avoiding constant re-testing or rollbacks that will affect the agreed-upon budget in a negative way is the ideal companies should strive towards. 

DevOps Piggy Bank Looking At Coins

5. DevOps And Efficiency

When a team is less prone to errors or slip-ups, the more efficient they become. This doesn’t include that some of the tasks can be automated such as testing sections of code to reduce the manual load, which means your developers and software engineers are always focused on the tasks that cannot be automated. The possibilities are endless, such as parallel workflows between teams so delays are avoided, or utilizing one environment as opposed to multiple environments for development, testing, and deployment. 

DevOps Hand Turning Up Efficiency Dial

6. DevOps Improves Your Customer Statisfaction

Look above. All of these benefits outlined lead to an incredibly customer-centric approach with regular feedback, fast delivery, and constant improvement, which leads to a happier consumer. The product is delivered on time without headaches and possibly missing the budget entirely. Employing DevOps always drives higher consumer satisfaction than companies that refrain from the practise entirely. Ultimately, you should always choose the development process that leads to higher satisfaction, which makes DevOps the clear choice for your business. 

DevOps CEO Shaking Hands with Client

How To Request A DevOps Strategy For Your Product

Considering the benefits of DevOps, you should be looking for a firm that frequently employs it. When evaluating your choices, you should ask questions such as: 

  1. How does your business deploy DevOps? 
  2. How do you ensure alignment between your teams?
  3. What processes make you more efficient than your competitors?
  4. Do you get your products to market in a timely manner?
  5. How do you ensure you do not go over the agreed-upon budget?

Questions like these will help you gauge their deployment of DevOps, how aligned they are, and how effective they are at actually using this framework. At LT3 ATG, we understand how significant an investment software development or app development (to name a few), can be for an organization. We always want to ensure that your money is well spent and you maximize your ROI. Feel free to browse our DevOps page to learn more about our process, or click the link below to speak to us today! We guarantee we have an answer to all your questions about our DevOps processes at LT3 ATG.