All change… Events and sudden market shifts can dramatically change the business outcomes for many companies. The winners will adapt to the changing environment and transform how they deliver value to their customers, but the losers will fail to adjust to the “new normal”. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an example of this sea change as it is forcing a transition from the physical world to the digital and virtual world. Schools and work environments have already undergone a digital transformation in order to continue to operate effectively. Companies are now being forced to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives in order to just survive. In fact, many are implementing Amazon-like strategies to actually thrive in the current environment.
DevOps plays an essential role in this digital transformation. In fact, many experts say it’s hard to have one without the other. With DevOps, human transformation is as important as digital transformation. Recently, Micro Focus sponsored a report by the DevOps Institute focusing on Enterprise DevOps Skills which surveyed more than 1,260 individuals globally to help business and technology leaders understand what skills DevOps practitioners must have or develop.
The report reveals emerging themes, globally and regionally, including the difficulties of carrying out the digital transformation and challenges in hiring the right people for the job. It also highlights the specific skills most needed by DevOps practitioners and underscores the importance of upskilling at the enterprise level.
According to the report, in 2020, the DevOps transformation journey is still very difficult, and companies need help scaling DevOps practices across the enterprise. Here are the top 5 takeaways of the 2020 Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report: