DevOps: Methodology or Title

We have seen so many companies and individuals coin the phrase DevOps, but do businesses truly know what this is?

The term DevOps has been popping up more frequently over the past few years in the tech community. There are conferences based solely around DevOps and more and more employees are adopting DevOps titles.

However, with its growth in popularity comes questions about whether or not DevOps is actually a legitimate title. Doing a quick Google search for “DevOps titles” results in a range of articles about the validity of DevOps from naysayers going so far as stating that having DevOps in your title can be damaging.

To those who don’t believe that there’s anything wrong with the term and are strong proponents for the ideology behind the growth of DevOps in the tech community.

DevOps as a methodology

DevOps (development and operations) is an enterprise software development phrase used to mean a type of agile relationship between development and IT operations. The goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between these two business units.

DevOps Job Title’s

Roles such as DevOps leaders, DevOps test engineers, and DevSecOps engineers make good sense and describe a set of competencies that are uniquely DevOps. Other roles such as Site Reliability Engineers (SRE), continuous delivery architects, Release Engineers, etc. should not have DevOps in their titles.

The question is ultimately yours to answer: are you team DevOps or not?


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