Life Cycle Management – Azure DevOps

July 27, 2021

Building a customer portal? Designing a Power App for field inspection forms? Collating, managing and sharing the requirements through to implementation to ensure nothing is missed is what Azure DevOps does. Azure DevOps is a cloud-based Microsoft platform that supports software development to ensure streamlined processes across a variety of project situations. This tool allows for superior quality software with more reliability to be developed. It is cloud-based, meaning various team members can seamlessly work together gathering input from the right people. DevOps helps to align and map the process for client’s needs, ensuring the product functionality built meets your specific requirements.

Azure DevOps Process Visual

DevOps as a Requirements Database for Developers 

A software implementation project is about mapping out requirements for the software to function how you need it to. Working through each requirement and ensuring they are all built, set up, and functional can be a long and complex process with many moving parts. DevOps is a central database that lets users, consultants, and developers all work on this list. This tool tracks what part is ready for testing, what has been approved, and what needs to be further refined. Each step of this process can be detailed in DevOps, ensuring each task is completed in a timely manner. This structured organization of the software implementation project helps you manage the development pipeline. Which also helps you view your entire software implementation project easily.

DevOps as a Platform for Collaboration and Insights 

DevOps optimizes the entire requirement gathering process providing complete transparency in the software development lifecycle. The most significant advantage of DevOps is the insight it provides. It can help you be more adaptive and responsive to customer’s feedback and help you align with their business needs. DevOps allows for better collaboration with clients/end users, while providing a complete insight through various readily-available reporting tools and analytical dashboards. This efficient documentation and comprehensive repository for artifacts that relate to requirements all feed into one spot to store information. This ensures that changes are tracked and all information is catalogued. Most importantly, no step of the business process is missed!  

How can we help? 

For Microsoft 365 customers, most plans come with a free DevOps instance for your company. If you are looking for ways to start using DevOps and need help getting started, contact us!