DevOps: A Definition and Perceived Adoption Impediments

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jens Smeds, Kristian Nybom, Ivan Porres
Editors: Casper Lassenius, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Maria Paasivaara
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Agile Processes, in Software Engineering, and Extreme Programming - 16th International Conference, XP 2015, Helsinki, Finland, May 25-29, 2015, Proceedings
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume number: 212
Start page: 166
End page: 177
ISBN: 978-3-319-18611-5
eISBN: 978-3-319-18612-2
ISSN: 1865-1348


Abstract

As the interest in DevOps continues to grow, there is an
increasing need for software organizations to understand how to adopt
it successfully. This study has as objective to clarify the concept and
provide insight into existing challenges of adopting DevOps. First, the
existing literature is reviewed. A de nition of DevOps is then formed
based on the literature by breaking down the concept into its de ning
characteristics. We interview 13 subjects in a software company adopting
DevOps and, nally, we present 11 impediments for the company's
DevOps adoption that were identi ed based on the int
As the interest in DevOps continues to grow, there is an increasing need for software organizations to understand how to adopt it successfully. This study has as objective to clarify the concept and provide insight into existing challenges of adopting DevOps. First, the existing literature is reviewed. A definition of DevOps is then formed based on the literature by breaking down the concept into its defining characteristics. We interview 13 subjects in a software company adopting DevOps and, finally, we present 11 impediments for the company's DevOps adoption that were identified based on the interviews.

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