It is almost impossible to go to any IT conference today that has anything to do with enterprise resource planning (ERP) or product development in general and not hear someone talking about DevOps. It is the topic-du-jour and can make any self-respecting business professional nervous if, for some unlikely reason, they’ve never encountered it before. So what exactly is DevOps and what makes it so darn popular?
Like many business processes and strategies, DevOps is not exactly new. In fact, it is in many ways related to other recently coined methodologies including Agile and Lean and can even be seen as a sort of mash-up of those two.