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Mar 2016 - Industry Development and Models - Doc # US41067516

IT Executive Guide to Establishing a DevOps Foundation

Author: Stephen Elliot Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps
Abstract

This IDC study, which targets CIOs and application development and IT operations executives, provides a summary perspective for IT executives to quickly and succinctly establish a foundation for DevOps success. The study helps executives understand the key ingredients to establishing a foundation, which include DevOps traits, project readiness, team building, risk assessment, and dashboard metrics.

"CIOs and application development and IT operations executives are quickly realizing the business value of using DevOps practices," states Stephen Elliot, research vice president for DevOps, in IDC's IT Executive Program. "To successfully utilize DevOps practices, executives must consider the foundational ideas of cultural change, risk assessment, project selection, team building, and metrics and dashboards that accelerate DevOps success."

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