Quotation Neubrand, Thomas, Händler, Thorsten. 2020. Development of a GQM-based Technique for Assessing DevOps Maturity. In Proc. of the 12th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, Hrsg. INSTICC, 117-129. Online: SciTePress.


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DevOps aims to increase an organization's ability to build, test and release software in a rapid, frequent, and more reliable fashion by combining the perspectives of software development and IT operations. It emphasizes the communication and collaboration among all stakeholders involved in the software development lifecycle by applying a set of technological and cultural practices and principals. Organizations are increasingly adopting DevOps practices in order to capitalize on its benefits. However, DevOps is a paradigm with different interpretations and definitions, making it difficult for organizations to decide what practices and capabilities of DevOps to adopt and to enhance based on their individual business needs. In this paper, we propose a GQM-based approach for assessing the DevOps maturity in organizations. For this purpose, we structure DevOps capabilities in terms of goals and sub-goals that enable DevOps identified in existing research literature. Then, questions and metrics are derived and operated for a questionnaire to assess the DevOps maturity with regard to the different capability levels. The resulting maturity report is finally illustrated via different kinds of radar charts representing the individual levels of the identified goals and sub-goals. A first evaluation with experts indicates that the developed technique seems useful to assess DevOps maturity. With the support of the proposed technique, organizations are able to assess its current practices and measure the improvements over the course of time.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Development of a GQM-based Technique for Assessing DevOps Maturity
Title of whole publication Proc. of the 12th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS
Editor INSTICC
Page from 117
Page to 129
Location Online
Publisher SciTePress
Year 2020
ISBN 978-989-758-474-9
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0010177801170129
Open Access N

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People
Händler, Thorsten (Former researcher)
External
Neubrand, Thomas (Information Systems, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Organization
Institute for Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1105 Computer software (Details)
1108 Informatics (Details)
1138 Information systems (Details)
1140 Software engineering (Details)
1161 Human-computer interaction (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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