Certainly, DevOps improves the time-to-market for digital solutions, but it spans only a down-stream part of the idea-to-solution value stream. To cover the whole value stream, any up-stream stumbling blocks must be removed.
An application architecture, which is built on microservices and their machine-executable coordination (e.g. by processes), enables a new BizDevOps culture by quick implementations of business ideas. (I think that ING has introduced the BizDevOps concept).
Microservice is a service with the same boundaries as
- a unit-of-functionality (for Biz)
- a unit-of-deployment (for Dev)
- a unit-of-execution (for Ops)
Other blogposts about microservices - http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.ch/search/label/%23microservices