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Upskilling DevOps is a Key to Building a Resilient Organization

By Nikhil Sonawane - August 28, 2022 4 Mins Read

Businesses without effective strategies to upskill DevOps will find it challenging to ingrain resilience in their organizations.

With the entire globe embracing innovation-first culture, there is a significant amount of evolution in the business landscape. Recent developments in cloud computing, virtual reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) are helping enterprises to revolutionize their workflows. Many enterprises are finding it challenging to leverage these technologies to get a competitive advantage in the new business paradigm.

CIOs should consider developing a resilient DevOps team to ensure the organizations’ security, efficiency, and scalability.

Today customers expect a quicker and simpler application deployment and development process, improved stability, and product quality. To suffice and exceed this customer demand, enterprises need to invest in upskilling their DevOps teams to optimize the outputs. Moreover, it is one of the most effective ways to attract, hire and retain the best talent available in the resource pool.

Here are a few ways that CIOs can consider prioritizing upskilling DevOps to ensure highly efficient business processes: 

Identify and assign subject matter experts

Enterprise workflows are becoming more complex, and the number of legacy systems in the IT infrastructure results in technical debts. The workforce is also becoming more diverse with various skillsets that can be beneficial for the overall growth of the organization. CIOs should consider evaluating the resources based on their skillsets and their core expertise. Identifying and assigning a subject matter expert for every potential roadblock will help to reduce the DevOps bottlenecks. It is crucial to increase the accessibility of SMEs to ensure a frictionless DevOps process.

Also Read: Four Strategies for Employing DevOps to Decrease Technical Debt

Create a DevOps knowledge pool

Enterprises need to have established workflows to gather and store all the necessary information to help their learning and development operations scale. CIOs should consider designing a map of all the advanced tools that will enable them to get a competitive edge in the industry. Developing a knowledge pool for the DevOps teams to improve their professional skills will help to increase the efficiency of their application development processes. An effective enterprise learning management system will help businesses to track the upskilling performance of the entire DevOps teams.

Seamless and centralized access to information

With the current fast-paced development of different technologies and evolution in the workflows, enterprises cannot expect one resource to look after all the application development processes and ensure deployment before the deadline. CIOs should consider offering a holistic view of the DevOps information to streamline the processes. A cloud-based learning management system will enable businesses to centralize the entire DevOps information to easily access it whenever required. It is one of the most effective ways to accelerate the onboarding process and make them productive quickly.

Also Read: Three Key Reasons Why DevOps Fails

Ingrain resiliency into the DevOps

There are potential chances of constant technical debts because of multiple factors. Organizations that have adopted static documentation processes might miss out on a lot of vital application development information. DevOps teams need to maintain the code throughout to ensure making the most out of the development, deployment, and post-deployment cycles. CIOS should consider designing a DevOps upskilling strategy that is relevant to the latest tech trends. Businesses need to set a positive working environment that has a seamless information flow to enhance the workflows. Upskilling DevOps is one of the most effective approaches to attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent and setting a work culture that constantly thrives for growth.

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Nikhil Sonawane

Nikhil Sonawane is a Tech Journalist with OnDot Media. He has 4+ years of technical expertise in drafting content strategies for Blockchain, Supply Chain Management, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, SaaS, PaaS, cloud computing, Data analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, and other emerging enterprise technologies and trends.With eclectic experience in working and writing about complex enterprise systems, he has an impressive track record of success. Through his specialized knowledge of thoughtful and compelling writing styles, he covers a wide range of topics that delve into organizational effectiveness, successful change, and innovation management.His Commitment to ongoing learning and improvement helps him to deliver thought-provoking insights and analysis on complex technologies and tools that are revolutionizing modern enterprises.He brings his eye for editorial detail and keen sense of language skills to every article he writes. If traveling was free, it would have been difficult to trace him.

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