Salesforce is the bridge that connects end-users and developers, including citizen developers, which make up a large portion of Salesforce’s developers. This explosion of Trailblazers have bypassed the challenges of traditional application development and led to the creation of millions of Salesforce applications over the last fifteen years.
Naturally, there are limitations to application development because of the intricacies of complexity and talent. Because of this, the Salesforce realm has begun borrowing from DevOps practices pioneered by IT teams.
To get to the root of best practices, challenges, and accomplishments of teams dealing with these complexities, Copado recently released it’s second annual TheState of Salesforce DevOps Report, executed and analyzed by Beagle Research. Copado sought to find out how teams innovating on the Salesforce platform can benchmark themselves against other players in the industry.
The key finding: speed > quality
This was a pivotal year in digital transformations. The last 12 months were tumultuous, and this report can give key insights for opportunities to improve and meet new goals for 2021. One of the major findings of this report is that digital transformation accelerated and software delivery teams moved faster in 2020 but at the expense of quality.
The report borrows methods used by the State of DevOps Reports led by DevOps Research and Assessment over the last seven years to understand the unique state and challenges of Salesforce development teams.
Adopting key principles from the long-standing and widely regardedAccelerate State of DevOps Report, Copado and Beagle analyzed performance across Salesforce teams in terms of the dual goals of innovation velocity and release quality and security. More than 230 executives, managers, and members of Salesforce delivery teams were surveyed in Q4 2020. Here’s a good rundown of interesting findings:Read the rest of this entry!
Today, DevOps is the most sought after skill in IT. According to a recentstudy, DevOps (64%) is more in demand than cloud certifications (61%), industry domain knowledge (56%), development (50%), and even the much talked about data science (47%) and machine learning (44%) roles.
In the midst of these highly sought after jobs, the Salesforce economy is booming and demand for Salesforce-skilled workers has never been higher. Recent research from IDC reveals that Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 4.2 million new jobs and $1.2 trillion in new business revenues worldwide between 2019 and 2024.
I recently spoke to Sanjay Gidwani, Chief Operating Officer at Copado, about Salesforce DevOps and what Copado is doing to fill the DevOps skills gap.
Rakesh: First, so that my readers understand who you are, tell me about your background and an overview of Copado.
Sanjay: I was at Salesforce for many years before I joined Copado. I was managing customers in their Salesforce journey and running teams of architects that designed transformational enterprise apps for theforce.complatform. DevOps was a core aspect of this journey. At Salesforce we worked first-hand with the types of customers we work with today at Copado. As a result, we are able to understand the huge opportunity for Salesforce DevOps. I was one of Copado’s first US hires and joined the team because I am passionate about helping customers take the power of Salesforce to the next level. Read the rest of this entry!