Difference Between DevOps and Agile

DevOps v/s Agile

Before understanding the Agile and DevOps, we must know why they were introduced. Software development was not very new when DevOps and Agile were introduced, and there were many methodologies or approaches to software development. Every method has its drawbacks, and a new method is introduced to cover those drawbacks. In this article, we are going to discuss various aspects of Agile and DevOps methodology.

Origin of Agile

The agile approach was very random of some friends who were out for a party and having fun. Mostly all of them were software developers in various companies. It was the year 2000, they all had a conversation about the software development lifecycle. They discussed the pros and cons of the SDLC. Everyone wanted a new methodology for software development, which should be much more efficient than the existing ones like the waterfall approach. They came up with the name agile and introduced some features to it, like rapid and small prototypes and feedbacks. This is how the word agile was coined, which changed the whole process of software development industries.

Origin of DevOps

It was the year 2008, and agile has been in the market since 2000. The organization needed a new approach for the software development life cycle. Patrick Debois is known as the father of DevOps; he and Andrew Clay introduced the world with the DevOps approach. They were aware of the drawbacks of the agile methodology and thought to reduce the gap between the developers and the IT operations. They wanted the software delivery to be faster with the increase in productivity and quality of the product.

Future of DevOps

The future of DevOps is very strong and bright. DevOps will be implemented in various methodology, which will be either new or different. Now we need developers to fulfill the requirements of the clients. In the future, it might be automatic by the use of AI. AI will see your requirements and produce a fully functioning product. Speed and deployment will be made easy by the enhanced infrastructure. This infrastructure will be faster and smaller in size due to the research and experiments on micro technologies. DevOps already have many variations like SecOps, NoOps, MLOps, AIOps.

Future of Agile

The “future of agile is in the small.” We mean that agile will be more effective to smaller organizations than big companies in the future. Smaller teams will use this approach to solve various problems because it will be more efficient than some other methodology. More companies are moving toward the implementation of the DevOps instead of Agile. Agile needed the client’s feedback, whereas the developers and operation team analyze DevOps at various stages. If agile principles are in implementation, then only they are called agile. Agile will not be limited to software development. It has a great future in other domains like finance and the business market.

Challenges in DevOps

There are various challenges in the DevOps world. Some of them are mentioned here; one of the main barriers in DevOps is the communication issues between the developer team and the security team. The DevOps lifecycle has become much faster than it used to be, but there is not that much pace added to the security teams. Even though the security is started operating on DevOps platforms, it is not as fast as development, which leads to communications problems. DevOps should provide space for security to resolve these issues, which could be done by adopting the DevSecOps methodology leading to collaboration and reducing the gap.

Challenges in Agile

Every mindset or methodology has its drawbacks, and here we are listing some of those challenges in the world of the agile software development lifecycle. You and the organization have to adopt the agile methodology completely, and there should not be any residue of old methodologies you have used. During performing agile, many forget to evaluate the productivity of the agile in the organization, whether it is helping or decreasing the production and quality. The organization should not show unrealistic or pseudo expectations from the agile approach. Finally, you and your organization must evaluate the need for agile for you and what improvements this could make to the organization’s production and quality.

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