DevOps for Information Systems

In 2013 I encountered a company experimenting with DevOps for transforming their organization. DevOps is many things — a way of organizing your organization, a discipline for employees, a way to organize workflows — but most of all it’s a philosophy that argues developers should work together with operations in order to deliver value. I studied how academics view DevOps in the literature and then I interviewed six organizations about their usage of DevOps. Please see my publications if you are interested in my findings.

If you are interested in citing my work, please consider citing A Qualitative Study of DevOps Usage in Practice. It contains my most recent thinking about the subject as well as references to my earlier works.

My earlier works include one report including all our findings from a literature review: Report: DevOps Literature Review, a four page summary of the literature review: A mapping study on cooperation between information system development and operations, and a one page poster abstract: Cooperation between software development and operations: a literature review.

This is the full list of my publications on DevOps:

  • Floris Erich, Chintan Amrit, Maya Daneva, “A Qualitative Study of DevOps Usage in Practice”, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Volume 29, Issue 6, June 2017. preprint
  • Floris Erich, Chintan Amrit, Maya Daneva, “A mapping study on cooperation between information system development and operations”, International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, pp. 277-280, 2014. pdf
  • Floris Erich, Chintan Amrit, Maya Daneva, “Cooperation between software development and operations: a literature review”, ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, Article Number 69, 2014. pdf
  • Floris Erich, Chintan Amrit, Maya Daneva, “Report: DevOps Literature Review”, 2014. pdf