Most businesses are reimagining this “new normal” with a combination of entirely remote or hybrid work, which has caused a deep, irreversible transformation within business ecosystems. DevOps and DevSecOps approaches are becoming more widely accepted and relied upon to meet the demands of modern, digitized organizations.
DevOps and digital transformation are inextricably linked. Speed, collaboration, and experimentation are all valued in the DevOps culture and methodology, which takes place in cross-functional teams. DevOps processes and tools can help organizations expedite their digital transformation efforts across the board.
Businesses are increasingly reliant on digital tools and services in the hybrid era, according to several industry experts, thus DevOps is well adapted to this activity.
Businesses, for example, will be able to hire workers from across the globe more readily once they no longer have to rely on a shared location. Certain DevOps operations, such as testing and QA, benefit from a time difference. Continuous development cycles, better throughput, quick scaling in team structures, and cost savings are all advantages of remote and hybrid DevOps teams.
CIOs can consider the following best practices to improve strategy in the hybrid workplace, and stay in the game:
Documentation should be a top priority
To maintain productivity and keep projects on track in a hybrid workplace, CIOs and DevOps leaders need to preserve detailed activity documentation, which includes project plans, action items, notes, decisions, and meeting minutes. This document serves as a living reference for the entire duration of the project and, by codifying particular information, holds each team member accountable for their responsibilities, regardless of where they work. DevOps teams can continue normal operations even in the most difficult situations if communication and collaboration are prioritized.
Ensure complete transparency in all areas
Businesses should understand what kind of hybrid they have and how it influences communication. Hybrid can mean a lot of different things, and because of the intricacy of all the varied features, there isn’t a single easy answer. Businesses can work largely remotely, but they can come together for retrospectives, workshops, planning meetings, and other events occasionally. Alternatively, they can operate primarily from various locations, even other countries, but there are smaller groups of people that encounter each other on a regular basis.
In these scenarios, it’s all too easy to collapse into small silos where information isn’t always visible or easily accessible to everyone. ‘Easier’ communication channels could be used for discussions and decisions since DevOps is impossible to do without transparency.
Make a link between business value and technical delivery
Employees are looking for easier ways to connect in this new era of remote work and a scattered workforce. Complex environments are becoming more prevalent, particularly at the enterprise level. DevOps teams collaborate across cloud and on-premise environments, as well as many cloud applications serving various business units. To integrate and centrally manage this level of complexity, new processes and technologies are required.
Leaders need to start by assessing the value that the company is providing. Since there are no apparent linkages to the value of each piece of work that development teams deliver, they are frequently viewed as a cost center. To demonstrate the ROI of development teams, the business value should be tied to technical delivery in the form of features so that businesses can plan and prioritize work based on concrete value delivered to the business.