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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

DevOps Is Only Half the Story to Delivering Winning Products

Before the DevOps approach gained serious traction, development and operations largely worked in isolation and sometimes in opposition. As a community, we are starting to make strides in integrating these two practices to deliver products with more efficient systems and processes. However, the mission is only half complete if all you do is implement continuous integration and continuous delivery within an automated pipeline. Just as important is how to ensure you’re delivering the best possible product. Jody Bailey explains that the key to creating products that delight customers is to creatively collaborate on and share responsibility for the final product. Jody shows you how to develop cross-functional teams that are empathetic, speak each other’s language, and produce knockout products. Rather than narrowly focusing on specific disciplines, teams with a DevOps mindset must learn to work with product management and the rest of the business. Join Jody to learn ways to avoid misalignments and miscommunications in the product development/delivery pipeline so you can deliver the right products to your users and customers.

Jody Bailey

Jody Bailey is the chief technology officer at Pluralsight, the world leader of online learning for technology and creative professionals. A veteran at delivering innovative SaaS products that lead their markets, Jody brings more than twenty years of experience building and leading enterprise technology teams, as well as reimagining processes and systems to improve performance. With Pluralsight since 2014, he is passionate about building teams, scaling technology organizations, and delivering products that make a difference. Previously Jody held technology leadership positions at Fidelity Investments, Vastera (JP Morgan), VeriSign, Verint, and Workfront.