The Benefits of Timely Visibility into DevOps Projects

Benefits of Timely Visibility into DevOps Projects
Joshua Platt

By Joshua Platt

May 1, 2019

Visibility into Your DevOps Projects

Having better visibility into your DevOps projects sure seems like a good thing. But how so? We learned the answers in our recent 2019 DevOps Visibility Study. We talked to 200 senior DevOps managers across North America. We were interested in the differences in the very best and very worst in terms of DevOps performance as well as the quality and timeliness of DevOps visibility they were able to produce.

Not surprisingly, we found that producing insightful, accurate and timely visibility into your DevOps ecosystem pays big dividends in terms of overall DevOps goals. What was surprising was the depth and breadth of benefits accrued from better visibility. Our analysis showed us precisely in which aspects of DevOps operations the top tier was outperforming.

The Top 6 Benefits of Visibility


#6 - Pace

The top-tier respondents were 41 percent more likely to report doing somewhat to extremely well at delivering software at their desired "DevOps pace."

#5 - Happier Stakeholders

The top-tier respondents were also 43 percent more likely to report doing well at keeping key stakeholders satisfied with DevOps in general.

#4 - Productivity

The top tier was also 47 percent more likely to report doing well at achieving DevOps productivity goals.

#3 - Quality

The top-tier respondents were 49 percent more likely to report doing well at achieving high-quality software releases.

#2 - Efficiency

The top-tier respondents were 57 percent more likely to report doing well at hitting DevOps efficiency goals.

#1 - Reaching Strategic & Operational DevOps Goals

The top-tier respondents were 59 percent more likely to report doing well at achieving strategic and operational goals.

The survey makes it clear that visibility is key to meeting DevOps goals. The question is how? In my next post, we'll unpack that question and discuss the five things you need to get right in order to nail your visibility goals.