The 2016 State of DevOps Survey is Back

Author - Nigel Kersten, CIO, Puppet Labs (@nigelkersten)

Yes, it is that time of year again. Time to take the State of DevOps Survey and share it with your friends and colleagues interested in making IT better for everyone. We are excited to share our findings but first we need to reach out and encourage you all to participate so we can collect data.

In the past five years, we’ve surveyed over 20,000 technical professionals and learned a great deal about IT and organizational performance. 20,000 people! This is not surprising given the growth of the DevOps movement. We’ve been able to show that high-performing organizations are able to move fast, while significantly increasing their stability and reliability through the use of lean management and continuous delivery practices. In fact, according to the 2015 State of DevOps Report, these organizations are able to recover 168 times faster from failures and they had 60 times fewer failures due to changes.

This year we’ve added five new areas of research that we’re really excited about. Topics which reflect the concerns of the DevOps community today. These include security and compliance, ROI of IT performance, quality, containers and lean practices. We really want to be able to answer such questions as:

  • Where does security and compliance fit in a DevOps environment?
  • What implications does the adoption of containers have on IT performance?
  • How does throughput, stability and quality measures affect the bottom line?
  • Does speed and reliability actually equate to higher quality software?
  • What does it mean for organization to go lean?

In addition to new questions, we also have new prizes! Complete the survey and you’ll be entered to win a ticket to PuppetConf, Puppet Camp or even DevOps Enterprise Summit. You can also win a book pack including a preview of the forthcoming DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, John Willis, and Patrick Dubois, Lean Enterprise by Jez Humble, The Art of Business Value by Mark Schwartz, and Leading the Transformation by Gary Gruver.

It’s the 20,000+ participants like you and great organizations, such as DevSecOps, who are helping to make IT better for everyone. Thanks for taking the survey. Together, we can make the 2016 survey the biggest and best yet.