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Exploring the link between leadership and Devops practice and principle adoption

Maroukian, K. and Gulliver, S. ORCID: (2020) Exploring the link between leadership and Devops practice and principle adoption. Advanced Computing: An International Journal, 11 (4). ISSN 2229-6727

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5121/acij.2020.11401


Our research focuses in software-intensive organizations and highlights the challenges that surface as a result of the transitioning process of highly-structured to DevOps practices and principles adoption. The approach collected data via a series of thirty (30) interviews, with practitioners from the EMEA region (Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Georgia, Greece, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, UK), working in nine (9) different industry domains and ten (10) different countries. A set of agile, lean and DevOps practices and principles were identified, which organizations select as part of DevOps-oriented adoption. The most frequently adopted ITIL® service management practices, contributing to DevOps practice and principle adoption success, indicate that DevOps-oriented organizations benefit from the existence of change management, release and deployment management, service level management, incident management and service catalog management. We also uncover that the DevOps adoption leadership role is required in a DevOps team setting and that it should, initially, be an individual role.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:92769
Publisher:AIRCC Publishing Corporation


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