By WalkingTree  December 15,  2020

4 DevOps antipatterns and how to break them

DevOps is a straightforward concept. It is all about bringing together separate but functional areas and bridges the gap between software development and IT operations with the goal of delivering software faster. DevOps antipatterns can be defined as ideas that are counterproductive to the DevOps culture or let’s just say it’s a pattern that you use to fix a short-term problem at the expense of your long-term goals. Let’s take a look at DevOps antipatterns and how you can actually break it.


  1. Wrong perception – The perception you have of your DevOps team matters. Neglecting the structure and a positive working environment can increase the chances of DevOps failing. Practices such as CI/CD are concerted processes that can be used to bring development teams together.
  2. Poor choice of technology – Technology plays a significant role in IT; however, the rapid development of new technologies has made it challenging to separate essential and overhyped tech trends. This antipattern can be broken by top-level managers who make the decisions regarding technology by asking questions such as, ‘What does the organization need?’ or ‘How well will this technology work for us?’ 
  3. Unclear responsibilities – If solutions aren’t implemented quickly and if team members aren’t clear on their roles and responsibilities, it can lead to poor decision-making. Clearly define roles and responsibilities for everyone in the team, it boosts productivity.
  4. No code deployment – There’s no DevOps without code deployment. This is quite a challenge for several organizations, as having Dev and Ops teams working in sync can be impossible. Organizations can break the antipattern by integrating the units correctly to enable a collaborative environment.


Read on to know more about DevOps antipatterns and how to break them. 


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