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June 07, 2018

3 Principles of DevOps You Can Adopt

Tech is notorious for fostering fads and going through phases. In an industry that changes this rapidly, it is only natural that you should see trends come and go, but some of the movements that have emerged within tech have proven to have longevity past the typical life cycle of ideas. One such movement is the emergence of DevOps in software circles. An amalgam of development and operations, DevOps indeed aims to combine these processes that are typically separate and streamline the production of software products. Since its introduction in 2008, DevOps has only become more popular.

There are a few principles that you can take from DevOps and apply to your own professional pursuits. Regardless of what tech sector you work in, this movement offers some meaningful principles for improving your approach and getting the most out of your work. Consider the following three things to be learned from DevOps.

Pay Attention to Everything

One of the first requirements of DevOps engineer jobs is that every part of the software production process be monitored. Rather than having separate supervision for the development, testing and integration processes, for example, DevOps advocates that all steps of the process be monitored consistently. This insistence upon paying attention to everything is a valuable principle for professionals in other tech sectors, too. Consistency is one of the most important aspects of tech, and DevOps has proven that consistent supervision is key to creating a high-quality product. Apply this principle by paying attention to each part of your process equally.

Minimize Delays in Process

DevOps advocates will tell you that this focus on consistent supervision help to minimize delays in the software production process, too. Indeed, when you consistently manage each part of the process, there are likely to be fewer issues that arise to complicate the rollout of the product. It is the responsibility of many DevOps engineer jobs to simply identify potential problems in the software construction process and proactively work to mitigate those problems. You can learn from this by taking a similar approach and proactively identifying problems in your own workflow before they cause delays and issues.

Focus on Overall Quality

Lastly, DevOps is most concerned with maintaining the overall quality of the product. Software that does not meet user expectations is effectively useless, but maintaining a focus on process and minimized delays can help prevent this from happening. Translate this principle to your work by staying focused on the quality of your final product, too. Balancing a focus on process and product can help you get the most out of your workflow and deliver the best results, too. With this approach, your clientele will be pleased, and your work process will be less stressful.

DevOps has revolutionized the tech world, and it can revolutionize your work, too. Whether you are working in tech or in another sector entirely, you can adopt the principles of this movement to improve your work and get the most out of your process. The aforementioned three principles are a good place to start your DevOps revolution.

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