Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : We Inflicted DevOps on Our Business—Now What?

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

We Inflicted DevOps on Our Business—Now What?

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It seems that everyone is aflutter with DevOps, the shiny new panacea for all of our software ailments. What technical goodness can DevOps bestow upon us? What riddles does it unlock for us as technologists? How do business goals align in order to wring the true value from DevOps? Delivering value faster is a desire of many business and IT leaders, and it often looks like a win-lose proposition to achieve it. Metrics and edicts seem to have competing interests, like the car racer being told to both "go faster" and "save fuel." Barry Forrest and Allison Pollard will share their experiences with organizations and teams embracing DevOps and how it impacted both IT and business. Explore the dynamics of goals and the conflict they can incite through a game to further dive into what happens when DevOps is and isn’t in tandem with business goals. Join Allison and Barry in this interactive session to look at the practices that can help align business and IT goals for creating a successful DevOps culture.

Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard helps people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great ScrumMasters and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer. 

Barry Forrest
Improving in Dallas

As a principal consultant with Improving in Dallas, Barry Forrest is a web developer, ScrumMaster, and agilist. Barry loves helping make work life better for teams and leaving things in a better state than when he was introduced to the situation. Barry is also an award-winning homebrewer and an avid amateur photographer.