DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking — such as iterative development and continuous delivery — are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business.
User experience is not just about pretty design and attractive software screens. It encompasses every link in the chain that influences interactions between a user and the system. Historically, the enterprise software industry prioritized features and functions over usability.
In a perfect world, DevOps (the culture of integrating software development and its day-to-day operation in the data center) should be seamless, with Devs and Ops working side by side in harmony and understanding each other’s playing field, options and consequences.