You need to change – faster, better and cheaper

The convergence of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies are driving innovation. This is forcing you to change quickly and rapidly scale throughout your organisation.

You are under pressure to manage IT costs more efficiently, lower operational risks and improve your security.

DevOps and Agile can transform your business

DevOps and Agile practices can help you meet client expectations, reduce time to market and respond faster when conditions change.

Agile ways of working can improve the collaboration and performance of your teams. DevOps automation will allow your teams to do more, while also reducing failure rates. When successfully combined, DevOps and Agile enable a pace of change that will let you safely transform your business.

Businesses that transform can stay ahead of security risks. Their teams are happier and more productive. They can respond to change quicker and deliver more for their clients.

When DevOps and Agile adoption doesn't work

Many organisations have tried to adopt DevOps and Agile and found the process to be challenging.

There are many reasons why teams can struggle, but it usually boils down to not properly managing the change. This often happens when the adoption is seen as a technology problem, ignoring the people and process changes necessary for success.

Other times organisations struggle because they have adopted Agile ways of working, but not DevOps. This misses the full benefits of automation to deliver value to the hands of users faster, while also reducing operational costs.

Talk to us today about how we can help you get going with DevOps and Agile.

It can be challenging if you get stuck on your journey

Embracing new ways of working require cultural changes that can be met with resistance. If your people aren’t on board, they will be less productive. Your attempts to deliver faster can actually slow you down.

This will cause problems when your customers and your staff are demanding more. Delays cost more than just time. They cost real money and can put your business at risk.

Success comes from putting your people first

We recommend a people over process over platform approach. Your people are critical to the success of DevOps and Agile in your organisation. Your processes will need to change to handle the new pace of change. Then you will need the right technology platforms for automation and management.

Equinox IT People, process and platformOur recommended people over process over platform approach

By focussing on people change, training and change management, you will create self-sufficient teams. These teams can then redefine their processes and platforms iteratively; prioritising the changes that will have the most impact.

By putting your people first you reduce risk and deliver results faster, improving team happiness and attracting talent.

How we can help you thrive with DevOps and Agile

Equinox IT are experts in Agile, DevOps and successful change management. Our specialist consultants have experience solving tough challenges across a broad range of industries.

Our co-creation approach tailors a DevOps and Agile journey that is right for your business. It allows us to share our knowledge and means that successful change will long outlast the project. Ultimately, we leave your people self-sufficient and equipped with good practices and techniques.

We use Value Stream Mapping to map out current processes and identify ways to improve velocity. Our lean approach to discover, experiment and scale change in your business means a much shorter time to realise value.

Equinox IT DevOps life cycleEquinox IT DevOps adoption approach

Finally, we use our specialist knowledge of Agile and DevOps toolsets to manage work and automate releases. We bake-in security using DevSecOps techniques to reduce your risk and use our expertise to help architect your cloud to fully adopt DevOps practices.

We partner with the best to help you 

We are a Microsoft Gold Partner for the DevOps, Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity and Application Development competencies and a Silver Partner for Security, Data Analytics, Application Integration, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions and Collaboration and Content competencies. We are experts on the Azure DevOps platform and also work with a range of other DevOps platforms.

 

We are New Zealand's only GitHub Verified Partner, reflecting our technical capabilities to deliver first-class services to clients.

 

We partner with Tasktop, a company that is transforming how the world’s largest organizations manage the process of building software.

 

We also partner with the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA), an independent and open members-driven association supporting DevOps journeys around the world through training, certification and knowledge sharing. DASA developed a powerful DevOps Competence Model built on 12 Knowledge and Skills areas that provides guidance to individuals and teams.

 

 

Tim Woollands, Client Consultant, Equinox IT Wellington

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