Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : The Lack of Feedback Loops kills DevOps

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

The Lack of Feedback Loops kills DevOps

DevOps has created great application velocity for organizations, higher application quality, and automation. However most organizations are nelgecting one of the key tenants of DevOps which is continious improvment. Without learning from production incidents, and data organizations are not completing the DevOps cycle. By doing so there is a missed opportunity to use the information to further improve the product and processes, and the risk of DevOps being a short term practice. In this session we will:

1. Talk about the benefits of continuous improvement 
2. Discuss what happens if you do not make it a priority 
3. Explore why many organizations do not 
4. Review strategies to making continuous improvement part of your regular DevOps practices 

By the end of this session the attendee should have a sense of urgency around continuous improvement, and an idea on how to embrace it.

Splunk, Inc.

Chris Riley (@hoardinginfo) is obsessed with bringing modern technologies to those who need to solve real-world problems, going from unicorn to reality. Chris speaks and engages with end-users regularly in the areas of DevOps, SecOps, and App Dev. He works for Splunk as a Tech Advocate and is a regular contributor to industry blogs such as, and He is also the host of the podcast, Developers Eating the World. As a bad-coder-turned-technology-advocate, Chris understands the challenges and needs of modern engineers, as well as how technology fits into the broader business goals of companies in a demanding high-tech world.