Resilience is necessary for survival — whether you’re a digital business or a grazing antelope. Resilience is all about experimentation and dealing with challenges. It’s where teams foster an agile culture that adapts and course-corrects in real-time as their business needs evolve.
The Power of Collective Intelligence
Have you ever wondered how peaceful antelope escape cheetahs, lions and other deadly predators? It’s all about the herd. How it communicates — and how it responds. Likewise, resilient organizations survive threats by increasing collective intelligence and using it to adapt.
Resilient organizations know how to respond to major shifts in the business climate. They not only have the ability to handle internal changes to personnel and business structure — they have the agility to adjust to external shifts like new competitors, new market opportunities, COVID and supply chain headaches.
2 Keys to Resilience
There are two keys to resilience: internal strength and ability to change. Internal strength is focused on people and the way they work together. But an organization must also be able to change with the times and harness the power of new technologies like automation. CI/CD, testing and every other aspect of the development lifecycle are designed to increase an organization’s ability to change. In the DevOps community, we call this adaptive capacity.
We’ve now introduced you to the Five Steps to DevOps Success: Visibility, Quality, Speed, Innovation, and Resilience. Together, these explain the five key capabilities that development teams need to excel. We organize everything we do around enabling these capabilities for teams: our product, services, training, and more. Now it’s your turn. How can you apply these principles to your team and your work?