DevOps Adoption: A Tertiary Study

Brian Pando, Abel Silva, Abraham Dávila

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DevOps is an approach that has emerged within teams in the context of developing and operating software to drive collaboration and productivity. Many studies have been published on DevOps, however, there are several secondary studies that have not been organized and do not facilitate the identification and evolution of the research areas. This study aims to identify and organize secondary studies on DevOps adoption. To achieve this objective, a tertiary study was performed. In the selection process, 262 articles were obtained from six databases, and 83 articles were selected. Secondary studies have focused their efforts on finding best practices and recommendations for adopting DevOps. Among these practices, continuous integration and delivery, monitoring, and test automation are the most frequently reported. In addition, collaboration, communication, and continuous feedback are considered as important. Finally, there is a predisposition on the part of development, operation, and management teams to adopt DevOps in organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503


  • Continuous development
  • Continuous integration
  • DevOps
  • Tertiary study


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