For the past year or so, we’ve enjoyed a wonderfully productive relationship with DORA (DevOps Research & Assessment LLC). While our team is very much rooted in face-to-face, on-site assessments and training delivery, DORA changed the game with the introduction of a survey driven virtual assessment, which used enhanced data modelling perfected over several years. Suddenly, we were able to interview hundreds of employees in a matter of days and gain valuable insight into a business unit’s operation, comparing it to high performing competitors in the same industry.
It was, and is, a great opportunity for businesses to learn how best to drive their technology transformation forward.
In the last few weeks, DORA broke the exciting news that they had been acquired by Google’s Cloud division. In many ways it’s a natural fit, with both organisations known for their continued hard work in the DevOps ecosystems. While DORA is known for its data-driven approach toward helping teams automate their processes and achieve a better work balance, Google Cloud is hailed for its contribution to the open source community and its exemplary research into how DevOps teams function. The two organisations really are a perfect match.
We wish the DORA team every success in their new beginning, and look forward to the valuable contribution they continue to make as part of Google Cloud.