DevOps (development and operations) is an enterprise software development phrase that is used to define an agile relationship between development and IT operations, which encourages better communication and collaboration between the two business units. When an organization applies this same goal to its entire business, it can transform itself. Instead of siloed, traditionally adversarial groups, everyone collaborates with a common goal that will help the organization win in its market sector.

Skills vs. competencies – What is needed?

In order to take advantage of the DevOps transformational wave, organizations must determine how their existing skills and competencies align to their future goals. In particular, they must embrace new delivery processes such as agile, lean, continuous improvement and obviously, DevOps. These areas will require an updated set of abilities, attitudes, and critical thinking. It is not just a skill that can be learned but an evolved competence.

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