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Assessment of DevOps Capabilities (ADOC), launched on 31st March, will help assess your teams and organizations so as to baseline your current DevOps state, measure and accelerate continuous improvement during your DevOps journey.

In order for organizations and teams to move toward DevOps maturity, they need to understand their DevOps capabilities. An Assessment of DevOps Capabilities determines a baseline DevOps state, measures, and accelerates continuous improvement.

What is ADOC?

ADOC is a crowdsourced, vendor-neutral assessment tool from DevOps Institute with support from Xellentro Consulting. It is designed for individuals, teams, and organizations who want to –

  • Baseline their current DevOps state,
  • Identify the next target state,
  • Plan experiments to move between states
  • Gain insights into how to improve capabilities,
  • Measure and accelerate continuous improvement during their DevOps journey.

Two versions of ADOC

ADOC is available in two versions: Team ADOC and Enterprise ADOC.

  • Team ADOC – is a compact, online version for DevOps Institute Premium Members to self-assess their current DevOps capabilities with an instant scorecard. After taking the assessment, members will receive a scorecard with their respective team’s results. This version is also accessible to the Enterprise members for all employees in their organizations but does not deliver team-to-team comparison reports.
  •  Enterprise ADOC – is an expansive version for delivery online by DevOps Institute ADOC Consulting Partners to assess capabilities across multiple teams in enterprises of any size, offering with interactive dashboards for workshop review.

Learn about five DevOps dimensions

The assessment model addresses five DevOps dimensions:

  • Human Aspects
  • Process and Frameworks
  • Functional Composition
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Technology Ecosystems

According to Biswajit Mohapatra, DevOps Institute Ambassador, “A DevOps assessment aims at understanding the current state of DevOps practices adoption within an organization and helps identify the focus areas for improving efficiency in the software delivery pipeline. Assessments create a transformation roadmap to deliver business outcomes, such as; accelerated software delivery for faster time to value, balanced speed, cost, quality and risk for increased capacity to innovate and reduced time to customer feedback for improved customer experience.”

Let’s make you understand Each Dimension in detail:

1# Human Aspects Dimension

With culture being the major challenge for many organizations on a DevOps journey, the key purpose is to assist the individuals and teams to comprehend and change behavior. This dimension signifies psychological safety and a culture of trust. We also delve into how leadership works, applying transformational leadership as a model; even focusing on vibrant learning and productive collaboration, value stream thinking, experimentation, innovation and much more.

2# Process and Frameworks Dimension

This dimension consists of ITSM, lean and agile, precisely how they associate with DevOps activities. We focus on how teams are accomplishing better performance in continuous compliance, and also at value stream ways of working from a process perspective, how good the teams are moving from project to product. Also, explore the various frameworks related to DevOps, DevSecOps, and SRE.

3# Functional Composition Dimension

In this dimension, the steps taken upon will be from ideation to value realization. The focus is on team collaboration and how the ideas are envisioned, developed, and improved through portfolio, backlog, and product management. Other explorations cover operations and support, security, infosec and cybersecurity, assisting them to comprehend the patterns which craft safe scenarios to lessen the business risks connected with high-velocity working.

4# Intelligent Automation Dimension

This is basically regarding the DevOps toolchain; from artifact management and source control through CI/CD. We also focus on the environment management and how well the teams are gaining continuous compliance; also, few vital tool categories which assist acquire feedback for boosting customer experience; observability and monitoring; and how teams are applying value stream management to gain visibility, and perceptions into the end-to-end flow through the DevOps toolchain.

5# Technology Ecosystem

Our last dimension is created to assist teams comprehend how infrastructure surrounding their product, service, or value stream impacts their ability to execute safer, better, and happier. It signifies to understand their abilities for cloud, serverless, elasticity, APIs, and microservices. Also, we explore blockchain, augmented reality, and robotic process automation (RPA).

A great assessment illuminates difficult paths and highlights the potential for DevOps practitioners to help steer one’s journey towards creating business value through accelerating quality-based customer deliveries. (Mark Peters, DevOps Institute Ambassador from Texas, USA)

What to anticipate from ADOC?

The interesting five-dimensional model permits the teams and organizations to evaluate their current state effortlessly on their DevOps journey. Whatever data is accumulated, teams are given assess for self-discovery developments and fast-track progress with the support of an expert ADOC consulting partner. Companies can make comparisons of team capabilities across their businesses and projects, determine bigger levels of capabilities, and move community explorations into global expansions. ADOC is all about acceleration of DevOps journey. This will help companies to deliver better value to their customers at speed, with quality and safely, thus maximising returns, reducing cost and greater customer NPS.

To summarize, assessment gives you a point to assess where you are in DevOps path and then decide on how you want to move ahead to achieve your goal. Get yourself assessed with the Assessment of DevOps Capabilities (ADOC) that will help you to be successful in your DevOps journey and get more out of it.