Implementing ARA and DevOps requires change - and change can be painful and is often resisted. Here are some pointers on how to make your ARA implementation project go smoothly.
Ranger4 DevOps Blog
Many of our customers recognize the benefits of application release automation (increased frequency of releases, doing more with limited resources) as a standalone solution, often initial implementations part of a larger project with more identifiable direct business impact.
Automating the release process using an ARA tool has a number of high-level benefits:
We ran a DevOps Readiness Survey towards the end of 2013, taking a snapshot of the industry's current maturity to allow us to understand more about areas of improvement to give us a baseline to compare against in the future. We used our DevOps Maturity Index (DMI) formula to allow us to score the respondents against a number of organisational, cultural, process and technology attributes and indicators.