With the growing demand for security initiatives it is increasingly important that IT professionals worry about secure development. In addition, the IT professional needs to be attentive to the delivery of services, in order to avoid the increase of costs, failures and delays during the process, among other unforeseen events.

Implementing a culture of safe development can be the solution for most of these and other obstacles that the IT industry can usually face, even compromising its permanence in the market. Continue reading the article and learn more about it. Good reading!

DevOps: its importance as a safe development

The term DevOps is the combination of two English words, development and operations, which, in Portuguese, mean development and operations, respectively, being a software construction practice that seeks to unite the areas of development and operation and automate the entire process.

Many information technology companies still divide the infrastructure and development sectors, causing communication noises between teams and distancing tasks from each other.

DevOps brings industries closer together and makes processes simpler by integrating infrastructure professionals and developers, increasing project quality and service productivity.

The goal of implementing this DevOps culture is to increase automation and monitoring at all stages of software construction, from its conception to release, standardizing all stages of development.

DevOps enables both contributors and developers to integrate with software tool implementation processes, including when releasing new versions of the program. Prior to it, the release and implementation steps were done manually, which generally increased the risk of errors.

The 6 main benefits of DevOps culture

The culture of secure development in the DevOps model, in addition to improving the services of an IT company, in general, brings other benefits. Look at six of them!

1. Integrated teams

DevOps unites IT areas and increases employee productivity. But it doesn’t stop there. This culture also helps in the exchange of information between managers and employees, making communication more fluid and bringing good results to the company, regardless of its area of activity.

2. Easier methods

DevOps makes processes simpler and more cost-effective. And this is possible because the focus of this methodology is to facilitate the integration of very complex applications that even require teams with a large number of employees to deploy and monitor systems.

3. Allows automation of tasks

By adopting this culture of safe development, the company stops performing tasks manually and starts automating all work, allowing employees to analyze the frequencies of errors and understand the best way to solve them.

4. Process analysis

When a company simplifies and automates its routine, employees begin to identify bottlenecks and solve problems more quickly, avoiding undue expenses and delays in service deliveries.

5. Closer teams

When the DevOps culture is adopted, IT teams are strengthened and more collaborative with each other. The improvements implemented require employees to thoroughly analyze each service of the company, improving and modernizing the knowledge of the entire team.

6. Quality improvement

DevOps increases the quality of software delivery with fewer crashes and bugs, which consequently increases customer or end-user satisfaction.

It is noteworthy that the automation of processes and the integration of teams make the steps happen in a simpler, faster and error-free way.

How to implement the DevOps culture of safe development in your company?

Integrate services

Integration is the essence of DevOps. For the application of this culture, the transformation of organizational reality is paramount: eliminate everything that can stop and limit the good work of teams.

Specialization is still important, but it is essential that the team has a more globalized view of the entire process that involves their work.

Encourage the independence of your employees

Don’t fall for the mistake of limiting each task to a collaborator. Organize multidisciplinary teams, encourage self-sufficiency, and let each group know the entire product creation and development process.

The more independence the teams have, the more collaborative they will be, and surely the errors in deliveries will be much smaller, or they won’t even exist.

Create and disseminate metrics

Employees, managers and managers must, together, establish measurable data and compare the results, thus facilitating the evaluation of team performance and proving to the company how the changes adopted with the new culture, are influencing the deliveries.

Prioritize the end customer

Regardless of who will be the user of the software, it is important that the company aims at the constant improvement of the services offered. Thus, encourage the automation of tests in order to improve not only the quality of the software, but also the trust of the end user.

Empower employees

Make it clear to the collaborators what it is and what the importance of the safe development culture is, in this case DevOps. Be sure to empower them so they can make the most of this methodology.

How bugScout helps with the culture of safe development

bugScout is a tool that provides an On-Premise or cloud platform to help and promote application security. It automates all development mat processes in 35 different languages, verifying all security vulnerabilities and development project issues.

The solution also enables automation of the DevOps treadmill and quality in the source code in an automated way, offering complete results for the correction of any problem.

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