Agile + DevOps East 2018 Tutorial: Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and Legos

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and Legos

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An organizational change could cause confusion, bring havoc and face strong resistance. Learn how you can help your teams and management, experience the value of a DevOps culture by participating in this workshop! The workshop simulates the pre-DevOps life of a large enterprise whose teams (development, operations and business) have very different goals. Workshop participants will use role cards, Legos, and chocolate to experience the goals misalignment, simulate a product development flow, and make bottlenecks visible. Through debriefing and group discussions participants will explore the 3 Ways of DevOps, experiment with optimising flow, amplify the feedback loop, as well as learn about the path to a culture of experimentation and learning. Real-life scenarios combined with a gamified format will trigger a number of Aha! moments and generate actionable learning for participants.


Dana Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana has seventeen years of diverse experience in software development and IT operations as well as agile coaching, facilitation, brain-friendly training, and game design. She is the author of Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game, an international speaker and a TBR certified trainer. Dana holds an MS in robotics and mechatronics from Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN" as well as CSM, CSPO, CSP, and Certified LeSS Practitioner certifications. Dana is the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC, co-organizer of World Retrospective Day, co-organizer of NYC Scrum User Group, and a co-chair of the Learning track at Agile 2018.