Portions of this post were originally posted on the Puppet blog, and are republished here with Puppet's permission.\nOver the past several years the DevOps movement has really begun to take shape. It\u2019s a movement of IT leaders that want change \u2013 to constantly deliver awesome software to their customers and do it with confidence.\nTo remain competitive, you\u2019ve got to provide great software. That means simultaneously responding more quickly to business needs while also providing stable, secure and predictable services. That can be tough in a state of ongoing, relentless change.\nDevOps helps you solve both today\u2019s problems and prepare to face tomorrow\u2019s problems. It\u2019s about continual learning and improvement rather than an end state. If you\u2019re already convinced and need practical tips on where to start, download our ebook on Getting Started with DevOps.\n\u201cDoing the DevOps\u201d solves all the problems\nYou can\u2019t just say \u201cWe\u2019re going to do DevOps now\u201d and expect everyone to drop everything and jump on board. DevOps requires some really big changes across the organization. Changes that impact culture, process and people.\n\n\nCulture: At the organizational level, the desired outcomes are really to create a culture of high trust with high performing, cross-functional teams that are all aligned around the common business goals.\n\n\nProcess: A lot of processes have to change, moving from a more manual and siloed way of working to adopting automation and learning how to collaborate with each other. These practice changes can lead to shorter cycle times, higher productivity and greater visibility. (Really! We have research to prove this. See our annual State of DevOps Report.)\n\n\nPeople: We also don\u2019t want to forget the human cost of all this. There is a very competitive market for tech talent and the best talent isn\u2019t going to stick around burnt out and unable to expand their skills. How do you retain the best people so they don\u2019t take their skills to your competition?\n\n\nWhy DevOps matters\nWe hear stories from Puppet customers all the time about how DevOps is transforming not just their business, but also their lives.\n\n\nHigh-performing IT organizations deploy 200 times more frequently than low performers, with 2,555 times faster lead time.\n\n\nThey have 24 times faster recovery times and three times lower change failure rates.\n\n\nHigh-performing IT teams spend 50 percent less time remediating security issues.\n\n\nAnd they spend 22 percent less time on unplanned work and rework.\n\n\nYou can read more in our State of DevOps Report, and get inspiration for launching DevOps in your own workplace.\nLaying the foundation for DevOps\nDevOps isn\u2019t easy, and every company\u2019s journey is different. If this sounds like the kind of thing you already do, or like the kind of thing you want to do, there are plenty of resources available to help. We created the Getting Started with DevOps ebook to help your team lay the foundation for DevOps, successfully break down silos, and adopt cross-functional processes and methodologies that support a DevOps culture.\nFinally, since automation is the foundation for many DevOps practices \u2013 helping you move faster without sacrificing stability or security \u2014 see how you can take advantage of automation with Puppet Enterprise, the leading platform for delivering, operating and securing your infrastructure.