DevOps and Agile are Changing Automation in Business Processes
The traditional Waterfall model has evolved into an agile process over the years. Agile processes have allowed software development teams to work in shorter sprints. Also, it has allowed the agile development and testing teams to work simultaneously on each module. The short sprints of agile scrum approach have helped the development team to work on client feedback and fix bugs found by the testing teams. Agile Scrum has also ensured on-time product delivery. DevOps is a set of processes on which software and operation teams work together for the entire life cycle for a product. It is a process under which development, testing and deployment all come under the same framework. DevOps and agile both go hand in hand when it comes to the development process. DevOps is an extended version of agile methodology. DevOps, as the name suggests, is not just a collaboration of developers and operations, rather it is a complete process of development, quality analysis and deployment. Agile development teams work on Continuous integration and delivery of development and testing processes. DevOps teams use all these tools adding configuration management, virtualization, cloud computing and monitoring.
Businesses have started relying heavily on agile and DevOps for the entire life cycle of their automation projects. Enlisted here, are a few reasons, why Agile and DevOps can help businesses to grow:
Faster Delivery: In Agile and DevOps processes development team, QA teams and operations team all work together simultaneously. This ensures faster delivery of products.
Improved communication: Agile and development teams have shorter sprints, so they meet after every two weeks to discuss the project. This improves communication between teams and helps in a better product delivery.
Reduced Deployment Failures: As Agile and DevOps teams meet frequently to discuss a project, chances of a failure becomes very less. Teams discuss every possible scenario before deploying a product. This reduces deployment failures significantly.
Client satisfaction: Clients discuss product after every sprint. This helps them to monitor their products and induce any required changes. This helps in the client being satisfied with the finished product.
Many organizations have realized the importance of DevOps in automation projects. It is growing at a rapid pace because of its faster product delivery and stable working environment.