In order to achieve DevOps success, communication needs to improve between software development and IT, according to a recent survey.
1,310 people from SME and enterprise organisations were questioned from across the globe.
74% of respondents said that they believed the integration of DevOps practices, such as team mixing, security and IT operations had more of a meaning in the past year.
However, a massive 89% of people said their DevOps practices would improve if communication between IT and software development was better. They believe this practice was essential as part of success.
One-third of recipients also believe that DevOps is a mutual obligation for both software development and IT teams.
Just over three-quarters (77%) of those asked believed that developers, security and operation also needed better communication. Whilst 34% thought these setbacks were making it difficult to build a DevOps culture.
Indi Siriniwasa, VP of Trend Micro Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “Until the link between these teams is firmed up, we will continue to see a disconnect, and the length of time developers take to deliver on applications will continue to suffer.”
Executive vice-president of network defence and hybrid cloud security for Trend Micro, Steve Quane, spoke of how those that use DevOps practices have a good future.
But, he also said: “The history of software development shows that the biggest and best process improvements never happen quickly because of the most valuable variable: people, who have existing behavioural patterns and cultural components.”
How to improve
Respondents were also questioned on how they feel this issue could be improved on.
50% suggested that sharing learning experiences across teams would help. Whilst 58% said that setting common goals would improve things and 61% said companies needed greater integration between teams.
One major issue that occurred as a hindrance is that only 46% of companies had created a full strategy for executing DevOps practices.