Report Helps Organizations Understand the ROI of DevOps, Why Quality and Security Should Be Built In
DevOps engineers, CIO's and CTO's will have the opportunity of understanding the impact of the findings of Puppet's, (@puppetize) 2016 State of DevOps Report via a live webinar with Puppet's Senior Product Marketing Manager Alanna Brown and CIO and VP of Operations, Nigel Kersten (pictured). The webinar will take place on Monday 11th July at 16:00 BST.
The Widening Performance Gap
The key finding, according to the report, shows that high-performing organizations are widening their lead against lower-performing organizations. Compared to low performers, high-performing organizations deploy 200 times more frequently, have 2,555 times faster lead times, and recover 24 times faster from failed changes, with three times lower change fail rates. Because high performers build quality into each stage of the development process, they also spend 22 percent less time on unplanned work and rework than lower-performing organizations, and thus are able to spend 29 percent more time on new work.
Caroline Clark, Product Marketing Manager, Jira Service Desk, Atlassian, said: "We are excited to see that high performing IT teams deploy 200x more frequently, recover 24x faster and have a 3x lower change failure rate. With the Atlassian suite of products, we help high performing IT teams reach these goals by fostering a culture of collaboration between development and operations."
Understanding the ROI of DevOps
Since the first State of DevOps Report was published five years ago, it's been widely accepted that DevOps significantly affects IT performance and organizational performance. The 2016 State of DevOps Report builds on this body of knowledge and provides example formulas (based on survey findings and industry averages) to help organizations understand the potential cost savings of DevOps practices, and the additional value to be gained from investing in DevOps.
Commenting on the report, Nigel Kersten (pictured), CIO of Puppet, said; "Today, every company is a software company. Yet there's a huge delta between the organizations that get it and are able to ship software on demand, and the organizations that take days, weeks or even years to ship simple upgrades.
The 2016 State of DevOps Report shows that gap is widening. We hope the report will help organizations identify their own inhibitors of change so they can drastically increase their competitiveness and ultimately, their revenue."
All too often, security testing is tacked on at the end of the delivery process, leading to expensive and painful fixes once development is complete. The 2016 State of DevOps Report confirms that integrating security into each stage of the development process has a positive impact on IT performance and security outcomes. Organizations that better integrate information security objectives into daily work spend 50 percent less time remediating security issues than low performers.
Employee Engagement (eNPS)
Employee engagement is more than a feel-good metric: Companies with highly engaged workers have been shown to increase revenues two and a half times as much as companies with lower engagement levels. The 2016 State of DevOps Report found that employees in high-performing organizations are more than twice as likely to recommend their organization to a friend as a great place to work. This indicates a high level of engagement and identification with the company, and as many business studies show, highly engaged employees are more productive and creative, and provide better experiences to customers.
Lean Product Management
The 2016 State of DevOps Report looked at lean product management practices to see if changes upstream in the product management process affect downstream business outcomes. Analysis shows that teams that implement continuous delivery practices and take an experimental approach to product development build higher-quality products and feel more connected to the overall organization.
Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, said; "It's remarkable to see the dramatic impact that DevOps continues to have within high performing organizations, creating massive advantages across applications delivery and nearly every area of business. The 2016 State of DevOps Report stands as further proof that transforming the software factory not only increases the pace and quality of the applications lifecycle, but serves to remove traditional barriers existing between ideas and outcomes."
Over the past five years, Puppet, based in Portland with over 400 employees around the world, has surveyed more than 25,000 technical professionals, making the State of DevOps Report the largest, most comprehensive and longest-running study on the topic of DevOps. Written in partnership with DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA).
Respondents who report they are part of a DevOps team has increased from 16 percent in 2014 to 22 percent in 2016.
Ashish Kuthiala, senior director, HPE DevOps Portfolio, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said; "This report validates that large scale enterprises have effectively crossed the chasm from innovators to early adopters as they increase velocity and quality of applications with Continuous Delivery. We are proud to be a part of this annual research as we help our customers by sharing our own large scale enterprise DevOps transformation experience and help them understand our complete technology stack from software to bare metal to deliver business results faster than ever."
John Purrier, chief technology officer, Automic Software, said: "Modern software delivery increasingly requires higher velocity, quicker iteration, and much shorter time from inception to user value. This requires strong partnerships between the business, development, and IT operations, much more so than in the past. We believe that DevOps practices and policies, along with modern tooling to provide automated Continuous Delivery, provide the required foundation for digital agility and success. The State of DevOps report is crucial reading for anyone implementing, or considering, digital transformation within their organization due to the timely facts and insights it provides."
The 2016 State of DevOps Report, which is sponsored by Atlassian, Automic, CA Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IT Revolution, Splunk Inc., and ThoughtWorks.
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