"DevOps is starting to show signs of puberty ..."
This means they'll be leaving crusty-socks (used for therapeutic purposes) on the floor, arguing they are right and not giving a f*ck about anybody else. Are you sure that equates to "cognitive maturity"?
Jeez El-Reg, who the hell is sponsoring these articles? I recall about 15 years ago, you had a kink for articles on Application Lifecycle Management.