Modern software development lifecycles (SDLC) have evolved into extremely agile methodologies that establish cycles of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). The DevOps cycle allows development teams to build, test, and release code more frequently, consistently and with greater build stability.
To address the historical issues with waterfall-based development approaches, DevOps streamlines every feature build or bug fix through controlled and often automated disciplines. The seven main disciplines in a DevOps Cycle are plan, create, verify, package, release, configure, and monitor code. Any new issues that arise, or when users request changes, the cycle is repeated and new features added to the applications.
Additional oversight and control come in the form of centralized tool management, IT Service Management (ITSM), DevSecOps for system security, and finally full pipeline solutions in the form of Tool Suites.