Right from the outset, the digital age has brought with it a great many new buzz words and concepts that have an impact on IT. Agile, Scrum, Lean IT and DevOps, to name just four. We are seeing that followers of the various schools of thought are often in conflict. When we more closely examine the background of each concept and the objectives they are aimed at realizing, three common goals can be identified: optimizing the agility of the organization by anticipating change, reducing the time to market of new features, products and business models, and delivering the highest possible customer value while focusing on quality at the source.
After reading this white paper, you will be able to place current developments – and the often heated discussions about the next steps – within the context of your organization, and recognize their relationship to one another. DevOps is the development that links the Agile world’s need for flexibility with the need to guarantee continuity in the provision of services. This paper also links DevOps to a development that has emerged from infrastructure management in order to respond to developments in that domain as well. Ultimately, these developments reinforce one another and, after reading this paper, you will know why.