At the center of all DevOps exists a development team and an operations team that needs to synchronize as if they were just one team. Some teams are centralized in one, or two locations, where others employ the "follow the sun" model. These teams shift members following the rotation of the sun, so that team members located around the planet (USA, China, Russia, Spain) are working the on-call and support during normal business hours, for up to 24 hours a day, for up to 7 days a week.
Once the development team is ready to deploy to production, an Operations team becomes involved with the Development teem. This pairing of the 2 teams (Development and Operations) is beneficial since they both want to achieve the same goal of getting the new development into production successfully.
The process and methodology most commonly accepted today is Agile (Scrum). The Microsoft Azure DevOps has a Scrum process template that can be easily modified. We suggest avoiding the Microsoft process template named Agile as it is not what most commonly consider Agile.
As a Free add-on, AIM will provide basic DevOps mentoring and implementation to the team that will be taking over the knowledge transfer and project hand-off once a solution is provided. In many cases this can be helping the team start using source control with either TFS, or Git. In other cases, we can help the perm team with point estimation and sprint planning and how to incorporate that with daily scrum meetings. However, these basic DevOps (Free Service) does not include continuous integration and Deployment Automation.