Industrial DevOps: Responding to Misconceptions
Industrial DevOps (IDO) extends the original concept of DevOps used primarily in software environments into cyber-physical world to account for complex system of systems, which include hardware, firmware, and software. The intent of IDO is to enable significant cyber-physical systems development programs to be more responsive to changing needs while reducing lead times. It is the application of continuous flow, continuous improvement, and 8 IDO principles to the development, manufacturing, deployment, and serviceability of significant cyber-physical systems.
In this discussion, we introduce common misconceptions preventing organizations from realizing the benefits of IDO across the full value stream. We have witnessed the uneven adoption of IDO principles across complex supply chains contributing to regulated, cyber-physical solutions at scale, which inhibits the flow of value and threatens our critical infrastructure that underpins civilization and our international security. We start with an introduction of Industrial DevOps principles. We will then share several misconceptions with specific attention to hardware development. As we will walk through the misconceptions, we offer actions that may be taken to overcome the misconceptions. This presentation is for anyone who wants to better understand some of the commonly held misconceptions that inhibit wider adoption of IDO across a cyber-physical solution.