DevOps practices are employed in organizations to break down existing silos and create a better environment for collaborations between teams to happen. DevOps isn’t a technology but rather a cultural practice that relies on technology to optimize operations. As opposed to the waterfall or agile method of production with DevOps, engineers can run multiple processes together hence, its capability to speed up production processes.
An efficient DevOps team has members who prioritize learning and innovation. DevOps engineers are expected to be knowledgeable in infrastructure provisioning and have in-depth knowledge of how the systems function. Ensuring the team has members with different expertise is essential to breaking down silos.
Getting familiar with a deployment checklist would help a release engineer ensure that deployment is done correctly. This list contains practices and processes that the DevOps engineer needs to check before, during, and after deploying the software. The checklist would help new teams set up operations and improve the efficiency of older teams.