Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 01 | Page 77

Addressing the culture change Organizations transitioning to CI/CD often witness dramatic cultural shifts on the engineering team. An IDC survey in 2019 found that internal culture and training issues remained the biggest obstacles to wholesale DevOps adoption in APAC. In our regular conversations with large APAC organizations, many IT leaders concurred, acknowledging that a key step in their transitions is understanding what barriers stand between different teams. “ SOME COMPANIES REPORT CYCLE TIMES THAT TOOK MONTHS NOW TAKE HOURS WITH AN INTEGRATED CI/ CD SOLUTION. t cht lk to take what they learn and iterate again, organizations stand to unlock true agility to the development and deployment process. The impact of the current crisis has already initiated a changed mindset and focus on Digital Transformation at all levels of enterprise, government and industry. CI/CD can bring speed, consistency and even happiness into your innovation efforts. It will change what is possible for even our biggest global companies when it comes to designing, developing and deploying software. • In the new world, silos between teams and responsibilities can’t be tolerated anymore. GitLab’s fourth annual DevSecOps survey revealed that the lines are blurring between developers and operations teams. There also continues to be a clear disconnect between developers and security teams, with uncertainty about who should be responsible for security efforts. To achieve successful DevOps transformation, leaders need to figure out how to improve collaboration across different teams and encourage rapid, continuous learning and improvement, especially from their mistakes. By enabling a seamless flow of information across the different teams, encouraging them Anthony McMahon is GitLab’s APAC Regional Director with over 18 years’ experience in the technology industry in Asia, previously at SAP and HP. Valerie Silverthorne is Senior Content Editor at GitLab, with nearly 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. GitLab was recently cited as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Continuous Delivery and Release Automation (CDRA) report for Q2 2020. INTELLIGENTCIO 77