2Your Customers Find Major Defects
3You Can’t Do Anything Until You Have Everything
And you never have everything. One team waits for code being built by a second team, which is waiting on a third, which is waiting on the first. Or developers and testers need access to the production environment, available for two hours a week with data they can’t touch. The results? Hurry up and wait. Then take a guess on whether the code will work as designed when it goes into production.
4People Don’t Talk to Each Other
5No Matter How Agile You Are, Going Live Takes Too Long
Agile development speeds software development. But Dev alone doesn’t get the app into the hands of the customer. Because Ops often hasn’t been involved in development and doesn’t understand what is needed, there is a lot of trial and error in deploying to production, wasting time. And if your software release isn’t automated, it makes getting a new app into production that much slower and error-prone.
6Any Problems Lead to Finger-Pointing
If things go wrong, does everyone scramble to show that it was someone else’s fault? DevOps is all about collaborating and cooperating as a team, and pointing fingers is poisonous to a collaborative working environment.