Our DevOps Service
At a time when IT organisations need to be operating in a faster, more seamless manner to help companies to thrive in more competitive markets, we can explain how introducing Edge’s DevOps service can transform the way your company operates.
Implementing our DevOps service can transform your business processes, creating both value and cost savings.
The benefits include:
- Faster time-to-market/delivery times that improves your ROI
- Reduced support costs whilst increased quality and reliability of your service
- Early detection and faster correction of defects that helps provide the best service for your customers
- Improved collaboration between teams by improving the transparency required for effective decision making
- Transferring of team skills which enables constant learning and improvement
The challenges for testing as part of DevOps:
- A more dynamic landscape, needing better understanding of testing and development methods to decide what to test at any given point in time
- Closer working with operations, meaning a new ‘language’ to speak and new tools to understand
- A greater need to automate to handle the rate of change
How We Can Help
- Edge can provide your teams with the skills to meet these challenges, help them work in a more collaborative way and achieve the cultural change that is needed to support the DevOps philosophy
- We provide consultancy on understanding these challenges which will be catered for your own specific needs. In addition, we can help you manage the implementation and provide knowledge of the best tools to use
Within Edge we always push to be ahead of the wave with new approaches to development. We are utilising our depth of experience in test architecture, automation and other technical disciplines to support our clients in delivering quality in the demanding and accelerating context of DevOps.
Projects used to operate in a bubble to a greater or lesser extent, and a three-faceted view of activity was often used to understand what needs to be factored when developing a new product or system. Typically, this was some variation on:
Indeed, agile has a practice known as ‘the Three Amigos’ that promotes this view of project work.
This shift away from contained projects to a more complex landscape of delivery chains impacts all aspects of delivery and creates new challenges for testing and assurance.
As an industry, we have already adapted to agile methods introducing shorter timescales and more frequent delivery; now we need to go a step further and push quality activity out into the full chain as a coherent activity.
This more complex landscape demands higher capability to understand what should be done at each stage of the process, and react dynamically to those changing needs. It also requires a broader range of skills to interacts and with and align to the delivery tools being used by a DevOps team.