Let’s Find Out What It Takes To Become a Successful Devops Leader


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The process of software development for a startup can be way different from that of an established business. Over the past few years, enterprises are increasingly turning to DevOps to deliver software and security at a rapid scale. Unfortunately, implementation still remains challenging for many. Till now, it is becoming abundantly clear that DevOps, when used right, is an extremely helpful tool. According to several reports, IT departments that make use of DevOps methods have the potential to successfully deploy software an average of 200 times more frequently than ones who do not. As a result, devOps is becoming extremely popular across the globe.

The following post emphasizes on certain tips and tricks that tech leaders must know about the implementation of DevOps:

Corporate policies must not interfere with the collaboration of the development team and the IT team. Yes, the development team must be given freedom and resources that will empower the success of devOps. This will end up resulting in agile methods that shorten release cycles and reduce deployment downtime. It is very important for you to understand that the responsibility lies in management to support this culture change and break down any barriers between these two segments of the company.

Always remember, why you are doing and what you are doing. Many times professionals tend to lose sight of why they are doing any task in particular or without taking the whole IT organization into account as their main focus is on performing the task correctly. In fact, what you can do is move from one bottleneck to the next, improving each one so that the whole system continues to pick up speed and efficiency.

It is very important to gather feedback on the continuous basis so that you can measure effectiveness and end up creating successful devOps. Each and every part of the process including development, design, and product management can be used to create continuous feedback. And therefore, it is very important not to maintain a linear view of the delivery process. Moreover, you must constantly learn from your mistakes in order to grow.


Now I have come across many professionals who strongly feel that soon their jobs will be lost and that’s only because of the ever- growing technology. No! This isn’t right! DevOps is all about changing the way that the development team works with the operations team, not eliminating either one.

Teamwork and mutual respect must be taken into account. Each and every organization must keep their employees on the same page and work together for the common goal. As a manager, you need to make sure that no team, in particular, can interrupt the flow of the organization as a whole in order to get a specific feature deployed. For this, you can make use of chat rooms where everyone can discuss what is going on.

Another important pointer, address security rather than later in the development cycle. Many of you end up making decisions about devOps without taking security into account, which can be extremely dangerous. Security is such an aspect which needs to exist right from the beginning as a feature of the product and not be looked at as something that can be dealt with later on.

Don’t forget the third-party suppliers, after all, your organization depends on their services. In order to grow, it is very important for you to build a relationship with these suppliers that will thrive on honest and good feedback. Apart from this, devOps team monitors their cloud environments, which can take away time that is needed for other job functions.

Being a leader, it is also important to land the right people

Like I said before, companies have started to recognize the need to break down the walls that divide software developers with IT operations, due to which recruiting devOps has become more difficult. So, how to find the right team to complement your procedure. Down below I would like to mention a few tips that will guide you in finding the right people for your team or organization

Look for soft skills

One of the major aspects of team building is soft skills. Always look around for creative and freethinking people who get along well with others.

Don’t get caught up in the devOps buzzword

Many of you get caught up in the devOps buzzword since its inception and overhyped popularity. There are two DevOps focused job-placements, one is for a software engineer who has worked with current technologies and has a background infrastructure and other is for a cloud-based Linux role that requires programming and scripting experience.

Focus on specific needs

Hiring managers require to hone in on their specific needs before recruiting. Well, it doesn’t make the actual recruiting process any easier. Always keep this in mind, if the market for technical workers, in general, is tight, the market for DevOps professionals is “candidate-driven in the extreme.

So that’s all for now!

Nishtha Singh
Nishtha Singh works as a Presales Manager with a software development company named TatvaSoft UK. She relishes writing about various technology trends, management and much more. She simply aims to spread her knowledge of the latest technologies through her online contribution.


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