The vast majority of organizations are mired in the middle of their devops journey, according to the 2021 State of Devops report by automation software vendor Puppet, which surveyed 2,657 technical professionals around the world about their continued adoption of devops and agile practices.
“There are far too many organizations that have been stuck in the middle of their devops evolutionary journey for far too long—even if there are pockets of success in which individual teams are highly evolved,” the report authors noted.
Respondents to the Puppet report were asked to self-identify where they are in their devops evolution, with a record high 18% identifying as highly evolved and 4% just starting out in 2021. That leaves the vast majority of 78% in the middle of their journey. Highly evolved devops practices typically lead to on-demand deployments, with key metrics like lead time for changes and mean time to resolution (MTTR) being measured in minutes not hours.