Some of the competencies available to you and your enterprise through this service include:
Internal business case development and support. A primary reason DevOps transformations stall or under-achieve is the failure to get leadership buy-in. Even when sponsored by a C-suite executive, DevOps transformations need support from stakeholders outside of IT. An external adviser can help gain the support of superiors and peers to help ensure that the business case and value proposition for the broader enterprise is understood. Building and reinforcing this shared vision helps lock in commitment and support for longer-term DevOps success.
Independent DevOps advice. Utilizing deep understanding of DevOps, security and automation coupled with experience delivering DevOps transformation at other organizations, the adviser can offer independent guidance and direction. Providing detailed validation and advice on optimizing enterprise plans, for example, can help teams avoid typical pitfalls and oversights.
Technology review and selection. The breadth of tooling that can be utilized in the software development and delivery value stream can be overwhelming. Our advisers can help your organization clarify technical requirements based on your desired business outcomes while being mindful of current DevOps capabilities and your existing infrastructure. This helps you determine what to keep, optimize, replace or retire to create a more productive DevOps environment.
Collaboration and facilitation. Collaboration is a core principle of DevOps and is vital to every DevOps transformation. Serving as a facilitator, mentor and coach, the DevOps adviser guides your teams through challenging topics to resolve ambiguity, integrate diverse perspectives and converge on actionable decisions. When applicable, the adviser helps teams address incongruent behaviors and perspectives that impede effective, sustainable change.
DevOps and agile coaching. Understanding that DevOps transformation is not a top-down exercise requires leaders to achieve a working balance between decisive, top-down directive management and a more fluid, team-oriented agile approach. A DevOps adviser can help organizations preserve the benefits of both approaches while keeping all stakeholders focused on the most efficient way to achieve desired results.
Security review and process design. Implementing effective security into any software development and delivery value stream is often perceived as disruptive and viewed to run counter to goals for faster velocity. Experts from CA Services who understand both DevOps and security can help teams overcome these misperceptions to incorporate security seamlessly into DevOps transformation.