In this section we briefly explore why both you and your organization should consider adopting a Disciplined DevOps mindset. For yourself as an individual there are several interesting benefits. First, you become more productive as an IT professional, increasing your chance at promotion and making you more attractive in the marketplace. Second, you are in a position where you can focus on interesting, value-added work, which should lead to greater job satisfaction for you. Third, much of the dysfunctional politics exhibited in traditional IT organizations is effectively squeezed out as you move to a Disciplined DevOps mindset, making your work environment a more enjoyable place to be.
There are many reasons why your organization should consider adopting a Disciplined DevOps mindset. Table 1 below summarizes the potential benefits and how they are achieved.
Table 1. Organizational effects of adopting a Disciplined DevOps Mindset
|Decreased time to market
|Decreased cost to deploy
|Improved mean time between deployments
|Improved market competitiveness