Software-intensive companies constantly try to improve their software development process for better software quality and a faster time to market. The DevOps phenomenon emerged with the promise of easing the process of putting new software changes to production at a fast rate whilst also increasing the learning and innovation cycles of their products. However, the DevOps phenomenon lacks clear definition and practices, and this makes it difficult for both researchers and practitioners to understand the phenomenon. In this paper, we focus on consolidating the understanding of DevOps and its practices as described by practitioners in multivocal literature and interviews. The study contributes to a scientific definition of DevOps and patterns of its practices to help identify and adopt the phenomenon.
Lucy Ellen Lwakatare, Pasi Kuvaja, Markku Oivo (University of Oulu): An Exploratory Study of DevOps: Extending the Dimensions of DevOps with Practices
Presented at ICSEA 2016, Rome.