Australian organisations are lagging behind the global average in terms of implementing measures to achieve successful DevOps strategies, according to a recent global study commissioned by CA Technologies.
The study, Assembling the DevOps Jigsaw, claimed that nine key drivers in maximising DevOps effectiveness were having a well defined strategy and objectives; business stakeholder education; IT business alignment of priorities; relevant IT knowledge and skills; cross functional IT processes; cultural harmony within IT; right infrastructure and tooling; right suppliers and support and security and compliance measures.
According to the results of the 1442 senior IT and business executives polled globally, Australian organisations are behind the global average on every point identified in the survey.
However, the study found that Australian senior business and IT leaders believe they haven’t yet found the right suppliers and support to progress with their DevOps implementations.
Globally, 33 per cent of respondents said they had achieved this, compared to only 18 per cent in Australia.
Additionally, more than half of respondents globally stated they had a well-defined DevOps strategy and objectives, compared to only 40 per cent of Australian respondents.
CA Technologies vice-president of DevOps solutions strategy, Ashok Vasan, said, “While 47 per cent of Australian organisations are trying to implement DevOps, this research indicates they have a long way to go if they are to realise the full potential DevOps has to offer. There are no ‘magic bullets’ and you cannot ‘buy’ DevOps capability. Success is dependent on having all necessary pieces of the puzzles in place.”