DevOps Strategy Canvas – Accelerating Business Outcomes

The DevOps Strategy Canvas is a framework to help you maximise your business outcomes while addressing the needs of your DevOps journey.

For over a decade, DevOps has been a reference point for bringing technology transformation to life. Nearly every IT vendor has reshaped their marketing content to fit in the DevOps lingo everywhere. It not only has helped to boost the traction but also helped in better understanding of DevOps in business & leadership circles. However, more often than not, DevOps is considered a tooling topic relevant only to IT. The larger vision, business outcome etc. are rarely discussed.

When I ask technology leaders around DevOps strategy, I get mixed answers. Some say our DevOps strategy to automate the build pipeline, some say continuous delivery and some say it all about automate everything. Would you call this a DevOps strategy? A strategy should provide a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim. It’s not just about outputs. A DevOps strategy is essential for realizing successful business outcomes.

Some say our DevOps strategy is to automate the build pipeline, some say it is to setup continuous delivery and some say it’s all about automating everything.

Would you call this a DevOps strategy?

What’s your DevOps Strategy?

The goal of this article is to provide enterprises, large and small, with a tool for creating a shared vision and unlocking the promise of DevOps. In my other blog post, I have shared in great details, the reasons around why we need a DevOps Strategy and how to create one that is unique to your organization.

Based on my extensive research and learning of over a decade, consulting and leading DevOps engagements in different industries and regions, I have created a innovative tool to capture all the details in a canvas called “DevOps Strategy Canvas – Accelerating Business Outcome (V1)“. I would keep on iterating the canvas based on feedback and learning ongoing.

Image – DevOps Strategy Canvas by Sandeep Joshi

In next blog posts, I would write step by step blog posts to explain the Canvas and how we can use it to ensure alignment across other transformation initiatives.

PS: If you need a PDF version of the DevOps Strategy Canvas, please reach out to me at

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