Guest post originally published on the Weaveworks blog

For efficient GitOps management in your organization you need a GitOps checklist. Here’s a handy 16 point checklist you and your team can use when getting started. Build better code faster with GitOps.

GitOps is an operational software development framework that enables organizations to manage IT infrastructure using Git and deliver software applications efficiently. It is an evolution of DevOps that combines Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and DevOps best practices for designing a model that can instantly reproduce the system’s cloud infrastructure and manage architecture based on the state of Git repositories. GitOps relies on Git as a source control system and acts as a control mechanism for developing, editing, updating, and deleting system architecture. Simply put, it is the practice of deploying changes from Git to production Kubernetes clusters in a reliable and automated way.

Organizations that have adopted GitOps experiencing accelerated delivery pipelines:

GitOps is different from DevOps. As your organization looks to adopt GitOps, there are many factors to be addressed along the way. It can be daunting. To make this journey easier, we’ve put together a 16-point checklist to guide you through your GitOps adoption path.


Team Culture

Git Management

GitOps Pipeline


Trusted Delivery

Next Steps

As organizations quickly shift focus to DevOps automation, this checklist will help create better software development practices through GitOps. It’ll help ensure seamless operations across teams. However, do note that this checklist is not meant to be static, and you should feel free to customize it for your organization. Download as a PDF here.

For a fast and easy start, download a free (forever) version today or book a demo to see how Weave GitOps enables you to manage a fleet of clusters across hybrid and multiple cloud providers.