Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2017


Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Engineering Technology Management

Course Number

ETM 520/620


Technology -- Management -- Methodology, Computer software -- Development, Technological innovations, Corporate culture, Technology transfer


This report is intended to look at the evolution of DevOps, its brief history in the technology and software industries, and its creation influencers. DevOps has been described as an industry revolution, which has transformed the relationships that exist within technology companies, breaking down the walls created within the typically siloed functional groups that exist within the industry. Some critics question whether this is truly a revolutionary industry management methodology, or does it have origins deeply rooted in alternative methodologies that have existed for decades in other industries such as concurrent engineering? The evolution and integration of DevOps into the technology and software industry has had a significant impact on the approach industry leaders take when investing in the components of their technology teams. There is a larger focus on communication and the rate of information transfer between the departments and functional groups. This paper will look into the possible connections that exist between concurrent engineering, developed in the 1980’s and DevOps which made its debut in the late 2000’s.


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