A couple months ago, I spoke with Sanjay Gidwani of Copado about the number one in-demand skill in IT – DevOps. Since that discussion, COVID-19 has challenged organizations to adopt and embrace remote work and, in particular, DevOps teams, which require a strong level of communication, velocity, and security to excel. A remote environment can either make or break this process. Covid-19 has accelerated Digital Transformation projects globally as companies prepare for the reopening and uncharted waters of the next 6-24 month market conditions. Most companies have concluded they will need a strong digital platform to make the shift and DevOps will be the engine that aligns their siloed teams and powers the speed and quality of their chosen platform.
Meanwhile, Salesforce deployments continue to grow in size and complexity while demand for DevOps with a more disciplined delivery process has grown. According to the State of Salesforce DevOps report, a DevOps Strategy enables enterprises to maximize a Salesforce investment, by unifying the team and optimizing the delivery pipeline.
Copado has focused on addressing the need for upskilling Salesforce professionals with DevOps tools and training in a few ways.
In December, Copado launched its Salesforce DevOps certification program with the goal of training 10,000 people in 2020. Currently, Copado is certifying more than 1,000 DevOps professionals each month. Read the rest of this entry!