What Is The Difference between Continuous and Continual Improvement?
We use continual improvement in ITIL but continuous integration in DevOps.
Both are different.
According to dictionary, continuous means without disruption
To ensure speedy delivery of software, integration & delivery needs to happen without any disruption hence it is used as Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery in DevOps.
According to dictionary, continual means a sequence of events happening periodically.
So there could be stabilization periods in between events where we verify the impact or worthiness of improvement events. Without a stabilization period after improvements, SLA and business continuity may be impacted if improvement goes wrong.