DevOps Team Agility

Capability Template Details

DevOps Team Agility

This DevOps capability template enables teams to build quality into their application, making it more reliable. Influenced by many DevOps pioneers and thought leaders, this template provides teams with an opportunity to measure and improve on the technical and collaborative DevOps practices required to build a resilient and stable application in today’s fast-moving business environments. In addition to being an agile DevOps assessment, it can also be used inside formal scaling frameworks such as SAFe DevOps, Large Scale Scrum, or more general Scaled Agile DevOps.

Ideal For

Any Team using DevOps Practices.


Works of thought leaders that influenced the Growth Criteria, assigned Stage, and associated Outcomes.

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Capabilities by Dimension

18 total capabilitys


• Team Backlog
• Team Backlog Refinement


• Team Synergy
• Team Accountability
• Team Safety


• DevOps Build Cycle
• DevOps Testing
• DevOps Deploy
• DevOps Release
• DevOps Monitoring
• Security Management
• Team Definition of Done
• DevOps Reporting


• Team Iteration Planning
• Flow of Value


• Team Learning Culture
• Technology and Tools
• Measures

Capability Growth Criteria Example

DevOps Build Cycle

Assesses the ability to build software in a proactive, integrated, and automated manner.

Starting (0)

There is a lack of ability to build software in a proactive, integrated, and automated manner

Developing (1)

Source Code is versioned and managed in VCS

Management of build artifacts

Code is committed and pushed to a shared branch/trunk at least once daily

Builds can be recreated from source code using an automated process

Emerging (2)

Each commit triggers an automated build and test cycle, including tagging and versioning

Build Metrics are gathered and made visible to all stakeholders

Adapting (3)

Quality gates will automatically fail the build if quality standards are not met in areas such as code analysis, security, performance, etc.

Broken Builds are fixed immediately

Optimizing (4)

DevOps Build metrics are regularly discussed and used to enhance the DevOps Build process with automation