Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : Commonalities of Agile and DevOps Transformations for Large Organizations

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Commonalities of Agile and DevOps Transformations for Large Organizations

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As the adoption of agile and DevOps have been steadily growing over the years, many organizations have been taking a proactive approach to prepare for the changes needed for success. This means giving people the skills and resources they need to be successful, working with customers and users for improved collaboration and transparency, and providing teams with the tools and infrastructure to enable continuous flow of value. Are there commonalities across organizations that others can learn from to support their journeys? Join Robin Yeman and Suzette Johnson as they provide an interactive discussion around proven practices for large-scale transformation, the challenges they have experienced, and the amazing similarities of two agile DevOps journeys. You'll be able to go back to your teams with the next steps to cultivate the necessary skills for this transition, to build the infrastructure that enables a DevOps environment, to improve the value stream and extend the mindset of change across the organization, and to measure success.


Suzette Johnson
Northrop Grumman

Suzette Johnson works for Northrop Grumman Corporation near Baltimore, where she leads Northrop Grumman’s Agile Center of Excellence. As a Certified Agile Enterprise Coach and Scaled Agile Program Consultant, she has an interest in and passion for driving agile transformation across the organization. Her initial experience with agile-related practices began over fifteen years ago with product development for a commercial company focused on financial and enterprise management systems. Over the past fifteen years she has worked with many federal agencies and programs, supporting their transition and maturation of agile practices. She speaks regularly at agile and DevOps conferences and has trained more than three thousand people on agile practices. She received a doctorate of management at the University of Maryland, with a dissertation focus on investigating the impact of leadership styles on software project outcomes in traditional and agile engineering environments.

Robin Yeman
Lockheed Martin

Robin Yeman works for Lockheed Martin Space in Orlando as a Lockheed Martin Fellow. She has over twenty years of experience in systems engineering, software, and IT across multiple business areas, building everything from satellites to submarines. She has been actively supporting and leading agile programs at scale both domestically and internationally for the last fifteen years and has multiple certifications, including Certified Enterprise Coach, Scaled Agile Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Practitioner, CSM, CSPO, PSM, PMP, PMI-ACP, INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer, and ITIL Practitioner. She actively coaches and trains teams through in-person coaching, agile workshops, and virtual training classes. She leads the Lockheed Martin’s Agile Community of Practice and Center of Excellence and speaks at multiple conference engagements each year. Robin received her master’s degree in software engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.