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Why do DevOps Projects Fail

DevOps, the most popular and implemented software methodology by organisations has been around for quite some time. Its multiple advantages are the prime reasons for its adoption. With DevOps adopted, it completely changes the organisation, improves the business development, workflow, increases productivity and more. Unfortunately, not every organisation becomes successful with DevOps. There’s a reason for that.

Why do DevOps fail?

In organisations where the traditional approach is followed for software development, the Development and Operations teams work as separate entities, therefore, those organisations who don’t adopt DevOps principle are more likely to fail in improving their business. But these are not the only reasons for the failure. If DevOps implementation was unsuccessful, it will result in many serious problems.

The Errors

Here are some of the other errors that lead the DevOps projects to failure, which in turn will end up in wasting time and resources of the organisation.

  • Failure to use purposeful automationOrganizations that have implemented DevOps must adopt automation throughout the entire development lifecycle of the software application. This includes processes like continuous integration, continuous delivery and deployment for a quality outcome. Only purposeful end-to-end automation can set the base for successful DevOps implementation. Automation is definitely needed to ensure faster lifecycles therefore, the organizations need to completely automate the CD and CI pipeline. Simultaneously, they need to identify the opportunities for automation for other processes.

 

  • Evaluating the wrong architecture: Without proper architectural support, DevOps projects cannot succeed. With DevOps implemented, the time taken for deploying applications is significantly reduced. Even when the processes are fully automated, if the deployment phase is taking a lot of time, there’s no value in automation. Thus, the team must look at the architecture closely and ensure it’s loosely coupled.

 

  • Poor DevOps transformation: For a DevOps methodology to work effectively in an organisation, it involves entire cooperation every team working otherwise the whole system will crumble. Another reason for the failure of DevOps projects fail is relying too much on tools. Many companies purchase the latest tools in the market, thinking it will solve all the issues and magically help them attain DevOps transformation. But the fact is that these tools hold only much power as their implementation and usage. So to improve the transformation of DevOps, the organisation must have the right environment and the right people must be chosen i.e the DevOps engineers.

 

  • Improper metrics for assessing project success: Successful DevOps implementation ensures faster delivery of the software application. But if faster delivery of applications takes place without maintaining the same level of quality, then the DevOps program is nothing but a failure. If your company wants to implement DevOps, the correct metrics must be used for understanding the progress and success of the project. When you consider the right set of metrics, be sure to come up with the right automation decisions at the same time.

 

About Us

Urolime is one of the leading DevOps consulting company with considerable experience in supporting customers around the globe in adopting DevOps practices. As an AWS and Cloud consulting partner, Urolime not only has experience in Cloud Migrations but also support the vast customer base to enable scalable and highly available architecture on AWS, Azure, and GCP. The customers benefit from our expert involvement in Deployment Automation (CI/CD), Infrastructure Automation, Dockerization, Security, Disaster Recovery Planning & Implementation and 24/7 Managed Services with 10 Minutes SLA. Urolime is one of the companies which deals with a bunch of Kubernetes solution build for the customer on AWS, Azure, and GCP.

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