“Agencies are turning to a DevOps methodology to develop applications and increase innovation but face hurdles in increasing adoption of the approach, according to a newly released white paper.”
“The white paper from ACT-IAC, ‘DevOps Primer: Case Studies and Best Practices from Across Government,’ notes that DevOps remains ‘a small pilot effort on a handful of applications’ because it ‘usually lacks visibility and struggles to the attention and resources devoted to larger initiatives.’”
“The white paper notes that agencies face challenges in deploying DevOps due to ‘a lack of true executive understanding, buy-in, and support,’ leading to many IT leaders and staff working on DevOps to ‘struggle to define and then meet expectations (both their own and their leaders and appropriators).’”
“However, the white paper outlines ways that agencies have successfully shifted to DevOps, providing a roadmap for their peers as they continue to evolve their strategies. The paper includes case studies from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the IRS, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Park Service, and the National Science Foundation.”
“The agencies describe the goals, benefits, approach, lessons learned and next steps that are specific to their unique missions and cultures, and the case studies highlight the possibilities and pitfalls to be avoided.” Read the full article here.
Source: The Most Logical Federal Use Cases for DevOps – By Phil Goldstein, March 23, 2020. FedTech Magazine.