Stay ahead with DevOps and ALM

To be successful with a digital strategy, it is important to identify trends and changes early and respond quickly with new products and services. DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) are essential approaches in this continuous process. Our interdisciplinary experts know how to put them into practice efficiently and effectively.

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BBV

Joachim Jabs

Senior DevOps Engineer

bbv Germany

Your Benefits

  • Focus on what matters: Our DevOps solutions enable developers to focus fully on product development, resulting in significant efficiency gains and cost savings.
  • Compliance as standard: Seamlessly integrate compliance requirements into your development processes to easily meet regulatory standards and face audits with confidence.
  • Quality assurance through automation: Improve the quality and traceability of your software through automated processes that ensure seamless documentation and auditability.
  • Market Agility: Leverage the agility of DevOps and ALM to respond quickly to market changes and deliver innovation in a timely manner.
  • Technology Advantage: With our DevOps and ALM services, you can stay ahead of technological change and dynamically adapt to new technology trends.
  • Quality and operational excellence: Improve the operational stability and functionality of your software with our expertise to ensure the highest product and service quality.
Alexander Gold, Head of Development, LV 1871

We have been closing in gradually on our goal of increasing flexibility in software development thanks to our teamwork with bbv. We are delighted by the efficient and high-quality collaboration.

Our Services

  • DevOps & ALM Innovation Workshop: Our workshop helps you to assess the potential and risks of DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management faster and better.
  • DevOps & ALM Implementation: Our interdisciplinary teams show you how to use DevOps and ALM tools efficiently and effectively in practice.
  • Quality Management: We offer comprehensive quality management services to optimise your software products and services.
  • Continuous Delivery & Deployment: Accelerate your development cycle with our continuous delivery and deployment expertise.
  • Requirements Management & Issue Tracking: We help you manage requirements and track issues to ensure the success of your projects.
  • Monitoring & Operational Stability: Rely on our expertise for stable and monitored systems that support your business processes.
DevOps & ALM

Innovation Workshop

The workshop helps you to assess the potential and risks of DevOps and ALM faster and better. With our process, method, technology and business expertise, we support your organisation individually, so that you can reflect on your ideas directly in the workshop.

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    FAQ on DevOps & ALM

    What is DevOps?

    DevOps is an approach to software development and deployment that promotes collaboration between software developers and IT operators. The term is a combination of the words “development” and “operations”. DevOps integrates various practices, methods and tools to optimise the entire lifecycle of a software application. The aim is to improve the efficiency, quality and speed of software development and delivery. The key components of DevOps are:

    • Continuous Integration (CI): Automation of the build and test process to efficiently integrate code changes.
    • Continuous Deployment (CD): Automating software delivery to release new features and updates quickly and reliably.
    • Automation: Use tools and scripts to automate recurring tasks, from code review to infrastructure management.
    • Monitoring and Logging: Monitor application performance and collect data for analysis and improvement.
    • Collaboration and Communication: Fostering an open and transparent culture of communication between developers, IT operators and other stakeholders.
    • Security: Integrating security practices into the development process, often referred to as DevSecOps.

    DevOps is not just a set of tools or practices, it is a culture of collaboration and continuous learning. It requires a change in mindset and often a change in culture to be successfully implemented.

    What is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)?

    ALM is a comprehensive framework for managing the lifecycle of a software application from inception to retirement. ALM integrates various aspects of software development such as planning, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance into a coordinated process. The main components are:

    • Requirements Management: Gathering and analysing business and system requirements.
    • Development: Implementing the software using development practices and tools.
    • Quality assurance: Performing tests to verify the quality and functionality of the software.
    • Deployment: Delivering the software to end users and implementing it in the production environment.
    • Maintenance and support: Continuously monitoring and updating the software to keep it up-to-date and secure.
    • Collaboration: Facilitating communication and collaboration between different teams and stakeholders.
    • Documentation: Creating and maintaining documents that support the software lifecycle.
    • Monitoring and Reporting: Monitoring performance and producing reports for stakeholders.

    What are the benefits of combining DevOps and ALM?

    The combination of DevOps and ALM offers a number of benefits that can improve the efficiency, quality and speed of software development and delivery. Some of the key benefits are

    • Faster time to market: By integrating DevOps with ALM, software products and updates can be developed, tested and released more quickly.
    • Higher software quality: Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) in DevOps improves software quality and reduces defects.
    • Efficient use of resources: Automated workflows and improved collaboration between teams lead to more efficient use of resources.
    • Improved team collaboration: DevOps fosters a culture of open communication and collaboration, which has a positive impact on overall ALM.
    • Cost savings: Significant cost savings can be realised by automating processes and reducing errors.
    • Scalability: The combination of DevOps and ALM makes it easier to scale development processes to meet the growing or changing needs of the organisation.
    • Security: DevOps enables security testing to be integrated into the development process, improving application and infrastructure security.
    • Flexibility: Integrating DevOps into ALM provides the flexibility to respond quickly to market changes and customer demands.
    • Transparency: Monitoring and reporting make it easier for stakeholders to track project progress and performance.

    How do I integrate DevOps with my existing ALM?

    Integrating DevOps into an existing ALM system is a strategic step that requires careful planning and implementation. Some steps that can help you are:

    • Analyse the status quo: Review current ALM and development processes to identify areas for improvement.
    • Select tools: Select DevOps tools that integrate well with your existing ALM tools, such as version control systems, CI/CD pipelines, and monitoring tools.
    • Automation: Implementing automation for build processes, testing and deployment to increase efficiency.
    • Cultural change: Foster a DevOps culture that supports collaboration and open communication between development and operations teams.
    • Training and onboarding: Train and continuously educate teams on DevOps practices and tools.
    • Monitoring and feedback: Establish monitoring tools to monitor system performance and gather feedback for continuous improvement.
    • Pilot projects: Run pilot projects to test the effectiveness of DevOps integration.
    • Scaling: After successful pilots, DevOps practices can be rolled out to other projects and teams.
    • Continuous improvement: Regularly review processes and adapt to new requirements or technologies.
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