A large agile organization on its journey towards DevOps

Kati Kuusinen, Veena Balakumar, Sune Chung Jepsen, Simon Hjortshøj Larsen, Thomas August Lemqvist, Admir Muric, Anna Ølgaard Nielsen, Oliver Vestergaard

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Software companies are increasingly adopting DevOps and continuous software engineering practices to support short feedback loops, gain better control and visibility over deployments, and decrease the need for manual work with the help of automated processes. While adopting DevOps practices can lead to various benefits, companies also face many kinds of challenges in the transition. This short paper presents the results of a case study conducted in a large Danish software service house about their experiences of transitioning towards DevOps. We got 30 completed survey responses and interviewed four persons in software engineering related roles. We present the current state of the company with challenges and suggestions to improvement. To reach DevOps, the company will need a major cultural change. However, the respondents were positive that the adoption of continuous software engineering practices would mitigate some of their prevailing challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications : SEAA 2018
EditorsTomas Bures, Lefteris Angelis
PublisherIEEE
Publication date18. Oct 2018
Pages60-63
Article number8498186
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7384-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7382-9
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Publication statusPublished - 18. Oct 2018
Event44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 29. Aug 201831. Aug 2018

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Conference44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2018
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period29/08/201831/08/2018

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  • Continuous development
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Kuusinen, K., Balakumar, V., Jepsen, S. C., Larsen, S. H., Lemqvist, T. A., Muric, A., ... Vestergaard, O. (2018). A large agile organization on its journey towards DevOps. In T. Bures, & L. Angelis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications: SEAA 2018 (pp. 60-63). [8498186] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2018.00019
Kuusinen, Kati ; Balakumar, Veena ; Jepsen, Sune Chung ; Larsen, Simon Hjortshøj ; Lemqvist, Thomas August ; Muric, Admir ; Nielsen, Anna Ølgaard ; Vestergaard, Oliver. / A large agile organization on its journey towards DevOps. Proceedings of the 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications: SEAA 2018. editor / Tomas Bures ; Lefteris Angelis. IEEE, 2018. pp. 60-63
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Kuusinen, K, Balakumar, V, Jepsen, SC, Larsen, SH, Lemqvist, TA, Muric, A, Nielsen, AØ & Vestergaard, O 2018, A large agile organization on its journey towards DevOps. in T Bures & L Angelis (eds), Proceedings of the 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications: SEAA 2018., 8498186, IEEE, pp. 60-63, 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2018, Prague, Czech Republic, 29/08/2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2018.00019

A large agile organization on its journey towards DevOps. / Kuusinen, Kati; Balakumar, Veena; Jepsen, Sune Chung; Larsen, Simon Hjortshøj; Lemqvist, Thomas August; Muric, Admir; Nielsen, Anna Ølgaard; Vestergaard, Oliver.

Proceedings of the 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications: SEAA 2018. ed. / Tomas Bures; Lefteris Angelis. IEEE, 2018. p. 60-63 8498186.

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Kuusinen K, Balakumar V, Jepsen SC, Larsen SH, Lemqvist TA, Muric A et al. A large agile organization on its journey towards DevOps. In Bures T, Angelis L, editors, Proceedings of the 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications: SEAA 2018. IEEE. 2018. p. 60-63. 8498186 https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2018.00019