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In order for a project to be successful, it has to be able to provide a continuous delivery system, whilst maintaining minimal fix time. Basically, it has to be able to perform what it’s designed to do, without breaking. If it does break, it needs to be fixed quick.

When working with developers, IT operations professionals an tester, there is a clash of expectations which can hinder productivity. Developers want change, ops seek stability and testers require risk reduction. Attempting to synchronise all three departments is no easy task. I believe it is of fundamental importance to learn Development Operations (DevOps) for all UWA Business and Management Graduates who plan to enter the technology industry.

What Is DevOps

DevOps allows communication and collaboration between software developers, IT operations professionals and testers in order to minimize the time spent on building, testing and releasing software, whilst also maintaining reliability.

The way this is done is by using a number of tools, or toolchain, as opposed to just one or two. This is how the toolchain works:

  1. Code — The code is developed
  2. Build — The software is built
  3. Test — Testing is performed to ensure suitability
  4. Package — Software is prepared to be released
  5. Release — Software is released
  6. Configure — Infrastructure configuration is performed
  7. Monitor — Performance of software is monitored

Why Organisations Use It?

There are numerous benefits to using Devops such as:

  • Quicker release time
  • Lower failure rate
  • Shortened time between fixes;
  • Faster time to recovery

Companies that regularly put out new software, or software updates require fast, accurate deployment, with minimal error. This means the above advantages are high on their priority list and must be understood and catered for.

Why Do I Need DevOps?

Due to these advantages, it is usually expected of project managers to know and understand the DevOps tools and processes that are used. By attending a DevOps Foundation Certification Training will help you gain recognition by realizing the organization’s development and business goals.

If you are completely aligned with the organisation you work within, or for, you are far more likely to be able to provide exactly what they want, increasing customer satisfaction.