Evolve by Adding Biz to Your DevOps
BizDevOps makes use of the business knowledge contained in your business teams to add strategy to development.
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Companies and tech teams are working towards adopting DevOps culture, in order to achieve some of its benefits, including:
Faster recovery rate from failures;
Faster development of company’s applications than competitors;
Lower time and effort spent on unplanned work and bug fixing;
These, among other benefits, help IT delivering faster and more reliable software, though they do not guarantee that business requirements are delivered exactly as needed with adequate time to market.
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To add business value it’s necessary to seek customer happiness and to build and deliver business strategy faster than competitors. That being said, this puzzle is solved by adding these last two important pieces. The first is making the IT team responsible for providing the best technologies and software delivery methodologies. The second is adding the business team, the owners of the company knowledge.
BizDevOps is the next generation of DevOps, as it brings business, developers, and operations people together in each stage of the process.
This diagram illustrates a BizDevOps lifecycle:
By using this methodology, it’s possible to remove barriers that once slowed down the development process by allowing business users to work closely with the development team and even develop business rules and processes themselves.
Company processes and rules no longer have the need to be documented since they are now software assets that are converted into code. Processes and rules can have their own separate projects and lifecycle, consequently being created as a cloud-native service inside of microservices architecture and delivered through a CI/CD pipeline.
Business processes and rules are now assets that can be automated and improved continuously.
How does it work?
Ops team provides and monitor a proper environment so other teams deliver. The business team will create business assets that can be consumed by services created by devs.
In other words, when adopting this methodology, business knowledge becomes automated assets developed by their own owners, consumed by developers in isolate, persistent, performant, and secure services delivered in a highly available and reliable environment.
To achieve this, it is necessary to use the right methodology, have people adopting the culture, and using the right tools — a business automation tool like jBPM.
If you are an architect and you want to understand why and when you need to start using business automation tools in your projects check this.
Stay tuned, keep calm, and embrace changes!
Published at DZone with permission of Karina Varela. See the original article here.
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