What is Engineering Operations (EngOps)? Why do you need it, and how do you effectively deploy it?
There’s a strange interplay between IT and engineering teams in most firms. That’s because the tech stack that engineers need to design, build, test, and release products is unique in the company. The typical internal IT team is not familiar with supporting the applications and data used by R&D. This is where Engineering Ops comes in. In most cases, that means that either your IT team has to learn engineering tech and process, or your engineering team needs to learn how support themselves. Neither of these is a good answer. An Engineering Ops team is the answer to this problem. It doesn’t ask IT to tax themselves further by having to learn yet more technology. It doesn’t ask engineers to take precious time away from product development to support their own technology and process. Instead, it designates a specialized group to do this work. First, they deeply understand the business of product development. And they have the necessary IT skills to harness engineering technology so that it works flawlessly for R&D. Overall, an Engineering Ops team ensures your product development team’s technology needs are handled by specialists that truly “get” the requirements. Engineering Ops enables product development teams to operate and scale efficiently. It allows them to release products better, faster, and more cost effectively with streamlined process, technology, and data. In addition, a successful EngOps team improves engineers’ job satisfaction. This happens by making sure their tools work for them efficiently, and by introducing automation everywhere possible. Join us in this webinar where SPK’s approach to Engineering Technology Management & Operations is discussed.