Fallacies and Pitfalls on the Road to DevOps - A Longitudinal Industrial Study

Alessandro Caprarelli, Elisabetta Di Nitto, Damian Andrew Tamburri

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DevOps has come into play to help companies in improving their product delivery. This paper offers an overview of the fallacies and pitfalls faced in this context by engineers and operators in an industrial case-study. We reveal a total of 8 key fallacies and pitfalls that span the organisational structure, technical structures, as well as software process and delivery mechanisms in the target case-study. Practitioners can use these challenges as references for diagnosing their own scenario while planning their own potential DevOps process migration strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Engineering Aspects of Continuous Development and New Paradigms of Software Production and Deployment
EditorsJean-Michel Bruel, Manuel Mazzara, Bertrand Meyer
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-39306-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-39305-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12055 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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  • DevOps quality
  • Organizational and technical aspects
  • Process migration


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