Evaluating Organizational Models for DevOps to Accelerate Business and Empower Workers
While the traditional IT organization is structured into functional silos, DevOps relies on empowered, cross-functional teams. Is it possible to blend the two approaches and work within the traditional structure? Or do you need to restructure your organization to support DevOps?
In this resource we address these questions, identify models that enterprises and organizations are currently using, and propose ideas that can help leaders as they approach organization with DevOps in mind.
Model 1—Traditional Functional Silo Model Key Characteristic: Clear single points of accountability for the quality of the individual functions, but accountability for cross-cutting concerns is only at the top (CIO) level.
Model 2— Matrix Mode Key Characteristic: This model uses a matrixed organization style, where accountability is owned by more than one reporting group.
Model 3— Product and Platform Model Key Characteristic: Teams are formed around products as de ned by the perspective of the business.
Model X— Adaptive Organization Key Characteristic: Model X is a much rarer species of organization and more than anything represents a glimpse into a future-state model that lies “beyond” contemporary organizational practices and thinking.
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