What is DevOps?
DevOps is a software development method that focuses on communication, integration, and collaboration among IT professionals to enable the rapid implementation of products. DevOps is a culture that promotes collaboration between the development and operations team. This allows implementing code for faster and automated production. This helps increase the speed of an organization to provide applications and services. It can be defined as an alignment of IT development and operation.
What is Agile?
Agile Methodology involves the continuous iteration of development and testing in the SDLC process. This method of software development emphasizes iterative, incremental and evolutionary development. The agile development process divides the product into smaller parts and integrates them for the final test. It can be implemented in several ways, including scrum, kanban, scrum, XP, etc.
Culture of Agile and DevOps
Although Agile is not necessarily due to DevOps, both can have profound changes in culture within an organization. An agile approach fosters a change in the way we think about development. Instead of thinking of development as a big and difficult though, Agile thinking promotes small, manageable changes that, over time, lead to major changes. Companies of all sizes have experienced how agile work can boost many departments, and today some companies even consider themselves fully agile. DevOps can also bring their own cultural changes within an organization, including improved communication and stability balance with change and flexibility
Difference Between Agile and DevOps
|Agility||Agility in Development and Operations||Agility only in development|
|Processes/ Practices||Wrap processes such as CI, CD, CT, etc.||Wrap practices such as Agile Scrum, Agile Kanban, etc.|
|Key Focus Area||Opportunity and quality have equal priority||Opportunity is the main priority|
|Release Cycles/ Development Sprints||Minor release cycles with immediate feedback||Minor release cycles|
|Source of Feedback||The feedback is from the self (monitoring tools)||Feedback is from customers|
|Scope of Work||Agility and the need for automation.||Only agility|
DevOps and Agile complement each other. DevOps does not try to remove or replace Agile, but they complement each other very well. This is done by eliminating the excess waste of time and simplifying the process so that an application moves more quickly from the implementation to the production area more quickly. Organizations that follow Agile follow the process of automated testing and delivery, barely extending their limits to the preparation area. Therefore, Agile and DevOps do not extend their limits, remaining in their territory.