Today software is delivered as a digital service that continuously evolves; even businesses that still physically ship their applications are expected to iterate their products every few weeks. In this accelerated environment, following a traditional Develop-Test-Operate model isn’t practical because individual teams tend to work against rather than with each other.
A more successful approach is DevOps, which utilizes a single team to practice all three disciplines. DevOps teams communicate and integrate better, and they can help companies find the right balance between stability and agility. Furthermore, by leveraging the right set of tools, companies can implement an automated Build, Test, Deploy, and Document system that reduces release cycles from quarterly to monthly, weekly, and even daily timelines.