From recent conversations I have been having, it is clear that DevOps is top of mind for many. Out of the 40 or so customers I have spoken with recently, the overwhelming majority brought up DevOps during our conversation. They believe they ought to do DevOps, but they wanted me to help them define it and point the best way to get started.
From my experience, many claim to be “doing DevOps,” but when you drill in, you’ll find wildly varying degrees of what this means. If a team is doing anything at all within the larger DevOps value chain, such as testing their software, they often believe they’re doing DevOps.
Our latest survey on the implementation of DevOps points out how easy it is for companies to say they’re doing DevOps but how difficult it is to do DevOps effectively. There’s widespread agreement among the respondents on all the different things that should get done, but very few people are making significant progress in most of them. If you ask about specific DevOps success factors, very few people are doing them.