“61% of Today’s Workforce utilize Time to Manage Work instead of Doing it”
— Mckinsey Reports
Productivity means figuring out the steps to be taken to complete a particular task. The rule is to complete one task at a time and continue repeating the process.
Fairly simple. And yet IT companies are floundering with productivity problems. Reading hoards of productivity books to complete work within deadlines and without hurting quality standards. But nothing works because distractions are always there bringing the stress of running a business, managing an entire team, answering project updates to clients, and seeking new ways to update your product or service to keep up the pace.
- Feels like you are already overflowing?
- What if I tell you there is a way to get things done without losing your mind?
- What if I give you a method ensuring that things are done on time?
- Without wasting another minute, here is the solution: DevOps.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is a methodology that encourages collaboration between Software developers and IT specialists to make sure each project is in progress and is completed on time. It shortens the life cycle of the development process while maintaining peace between high-quality features and business objectives.
Why do you need to Adopt DevOps Culture?
- Quick Development Cycle: Nothing is wrong with the traditional approach to developing anything you want. The only setback is it takes time that causes an increase in expenses and efforts. DevOps fastens up the process of delivering projects on time.
- Flexible Approach: Once you complete the project, what’s the guarantee that changes won’t be needed? In this rapidly changing technology, having a flexible approach will save you from extra efforts and time needed to make necessary changes. DevOps culture provides flexibility at each stage of the development cycle.
- Never-Ending Work: Updates and fixes are always there once you take charge of the project. While development is a non-ending work, practicing DevOps can fix the infinity pattern so that you can keep working on projects without building it from scratch every time an update is a must.
So how are you convinced to adopt DevOps culture to speed up the productivity, decrease development cycle, save time, and walk along with changing technology?
Here are 6 Principles that help integrate steadfast DevOps culture.
6 Principles of DevOps Giving a 10X Boost to Productivity
Issues arise when work is not aligned to customer demands. Lack of communication between customers and software, plus, not paying heed to client’s requirements often lead to wastage of time and efforts on a product that has not been demanded in the first place.
DevOps signals on clear communication with customers to understand the requirements, keep customers updated with the progress, and get short feedbacks to make improvements on projects as demanded.
Streamlined Organization Culture
As there are multiple projects, each department works separately on individual projects before delivering it to the next team. At some point, the work will return to the team in case if changes require. The team needs to look into the areas that require rectification. DevOps puts an end to all the chaos. Adopting DevOps means getting everyone to work on the same project, the same goal, and share a similar mindset. Client’s instructions are clarified to them all to avoid misunderstanding and confusion.
Organized Work Flow
From concept to implementation to analysis to feedbacks, everything passes between the teams to maintain the workflow and achieve the results as quickly as possible without comprising quality.
Balanced Team Contribution
DevOps is not all about working on project completion. It delivers the culture of constant learning and improving employees’ skills for strong growth.
By keeping communication at the center of work projects, you are allowing employees to learn from each other and become a strong asset of your company.
Communication gives rise to creativity. Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar Animation and the man behind the success of the movie named Toy Story, believes collaboration between employees is the key center of creativity. He even built a commonplace in the studio where employees can communicate and share ideas with each other. DevOps follows a similar principle to boost the creative minds of employees and their auto-usage in projects.
Offload with Automation
Don’t rely only on employees to get the things done. Send some repetitive tasks to automation so that employees can be free to focus on important tasks. Being in the IT industry has its own perks. You are surrounded by different software and it will not be a big deal to find out which tasks can be automated using third-party software. Find them out and offload your employees from unnecessary tasks. This surely will increase their productivity when they finally feel free to look after goals.
Are You Ready for a New Culture?
It takes times to adopt a culture like that where everything is in sync with customers, their goals, and your company’s objectives. You may go through a few trial and errors. But once you successfully integrate, you don’t have to look forward for you will be set for growth only, that is, in terms of clients, money and organization’s success.
All the best!