Driving Business Agility through Delivery Automation
TCS adopted DevOps practices to drive business agility in the overall software delivery process through automation, standardization, and a centralized orchestration of all software development life cycles. Traditional waterfall methodologies, it was assessed, had become cumbersome and complex, and were slowing down delivery. The DevOps initiative brought in modernization through reimagined processes and a shift in the traditional work mindset. With rigorous and sustained program execution, TCS automated 96% product releases, improving overall agility, minimizing overall lead time, and increasing code quality and product security. DevOps was thus leveraged to accelerate internal transformation initiatives and to optimize existing technology investments.
The Need for a Shorter Release Cycle, Faster Time-To-Market
To bring in quality and speed in this age of customer-first driven processes, IT enterprises have had to replace their legacy systems with ones that are easy-to-use to bring in business agility and deliver incremental value with faster time-to-market.
We were quick to realize that traditional methodologies for internal operations were restricting innovation and agility, and increasing dependency on central teams, with a longer lead time. Given the series of manual activities and multiple hand-offs involved, the processes had become rigid, time consuming and non-repeatable, leading to longer release cycles. A large, simplified diverse IT ecosystem with a standardized execution process was needed, which could automate the delivery process with intelligent quality measurement capabilities and enable TCS IT keep pace with its internal goal of digital transformation.