DevOps in Practice – A Preliminary Analysis of Two Multinational Companies

  • Jessica DíazEmail author
  • Jorge E. Perez
  • Agustín Yague
  • Andrea Villegas
  • Antonio de Antona
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11915)


DevOps is a cultural movement that aims the collaboration of all the stakeholders involved in the development, deployment and operation of software to deliver a quality product or service in the shortest possible time. DevOps is relatively recent, and companies have developed their DevOps practices largely from scratch. Our research aims to conduct an analysis on practicing DevOps in +20 software-intensive companies to provide patterns of DevOps practices and identify their benefits and barriers. This paper presents the preliminary analysis of an exploratory case study based on the interviews to relevant stakeholders of two (multinational) companies. The results show the benefits (software delivery performance) and barriers that these companies are dealing with, as well as DevOps team topology they approached during their DevOps transformation. This study aims to help practitioners and researchers to better understand DevOps transformations and the contexts where the practices worked. This, hopefully, will contribute to strengthening the evidence regarding DevOps and supporting practitioners in making better informed decisions about the return of investment when adopting DevOps.


DevOps Empirical software engineering Exploratory case study 



This work is supported by the project CROWDSAVING (TIN2016-79726-C2-1-R).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Sistemas Avanzados de Tecnología, S. A. (SATEC)MadridSpain
  3. 3.Everis Spain S.L.MadridSpain

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