DevOps Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2023
DevOps has gone a long way, and it will undoubtedly shine even brighter this year. Because many businesses are looking for best practices for their digital transformations, it’s crucial to understand where industry leaders believe the sector is headed. In that regard, the following post is a compilation of replies from DevOps thought leaders on DevOps themes to watch in 2023.
1. DevOps training, learning, and improvement will become a top priority for the company.
DevOps necessitates experimenting with new technology. According to a recent poll by the DevOps Institute, 55 percent of respondents prefer to hire into their DevOps teams from within their company. Unfortunately, many organisations lack the necessary experience, and budget constraints may make hiring new personnel unfeasible.
Organizations that wish to leverage DevOps to assist them achieve their digital transformations must drastically increase their training, learning, and upgrading skills. We expect to see a more active approach to this in 2021.
2. More teams will adopt a “value realized” perspective rather than a “task done” mindset.
Value Stream Mapping can assist your team in shifting their definition of done (DoD) from “I completed my task” to “value is realized.” It’s one of the most powerful strategies to urge your staff to think about the whole lifecycle of the project they’re working on. This is why, in 2021, Value Stream Management will be crucial. It will allow you to automate the Value Stream Mapping outputs for continuous progress monitoring. This allows a team to link all aspects of the ever-complex DevOps tool chains with data obtained from the system depending on cycle time. By 2021, teams using Value Stream Management will be able to make data-driven decisions and prioritise their next improvement activities.
3. DevOps will become more measurable, with better-defined metrics.
“What gets measured gets managed,” says the adage. This remark is still applicable more than 60 years after Peter Druker used it in his book “The Practice of Management.” The syndrome of measuring for the sake of metrics, on the other hand, is something we all wish to avoid.
For the next several years, the continuous improvement metrics that we are all familiar with will remain the most relevant KPIs in DevOps. By 2020, we expect more firms to agree on what to evaluate and apply these indicators. Those seeking assistance can rely on the performance metrics outlined in DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) research, which cites five measures of Software Delivery and Operational Performance (SDO) thatFor high-performing DevOps teams, they can be used as leading indicators of success as leading indicators of success.
4. Agile and DevOps will help technology and business functions collaborate more effectively.
Agile and DevOps are technology-related grass-roots movements. However, Agile and DevOps have struggled to break free from the constraints of technology in many circumstances. In other departments, such as finance, human resources, procurement, and marketing, Agile has been applied. Some senior executives are increasingly encouraging their entire companies to “become agile.”
Encourage your teams to talk to individuals from all departments about how they’ve used agile approaches to get things done faster. “How are you doing agile?” is a good way to break the ice. So, what exactly are you up to these days? What’s new in your life these days? What issues are you dealing with?
5. The rise of the T-shaped professional will be fueled by upskilling and cross-skilling.
Recognizing the talent shortage, businesses and people will devote significant resources to upskilling and cross-skilling in order to fulfil the growing need for new talents. While all IT professionals will need to become more cross-domain knowledgeable, developers in particular will need to expand their skill set in areas like testing, containerization, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and security.
A greater focus will be placed on essential (soft) skills such as empathy, customer experience, and cooperation. In many domains, silos are breaking down, and everyone will need to become T-shaped, with depth and breadth of knowledge, in order to enable and promote innovation.
6. DevOps teams will earn more money and have higher job satisfaction.
Employees that continue along the DevOps route in 2020 will reap benefits that will boost both their wallet and their job satisfaction. Employees will be able to focus on more valuable work rather than monotonous physical activities, resulting in higher job satisfaction and, perhaps, lower stress levels.
DevOps engineers, in particular, who regard their work as automating and cooperating for better software delivery, should expect to earn substantially more than their traditional counterparts, such as system administrators. Investments in training and certifications will also have a favorable impact on code quality and, as a result, may improve business outcomes.
7. A new generation of IT professionals is emerging.
The number of people who can recall a time before DevOps is beginning to dwindle. The younger generation in today’s IT and DevOps teams aren’t aware of the rigorous silos that existed in the past, where areas of responsibility like as infrastructure, operations, application design, development, testing, and security were well defined. They have no recollection of how this resulted in a great deal of transition work across teams and groups. They do not realise that product owners, business analysts, architects, developers, testers, release managers, system administrators, and infrastructure owners must all agree and collaborate on software strategy, development, testing, deployment, operation, and management. It was difficult enough to write that statement; imagine living it.
8. It’s possible that Service Management and DevOps will reunite.
2020 will be an exciting year for firms who have been embracing DevOps and service management frameworks, thanks to the recent release of ITILv4. Agile methodologies are required for the development and administration of software products, with a focus on value co-creation and waste reduction. DevOps, service management, and other best practises like SRE may coexist to align teams, meet stakeholder demands, and improve the value provided. Because digital transformation does not happen overnight, established businesses should start small and use best practices and approaches that are appropriate for their needs.