Agile + DevOps East 2021 Industry Presentation : DevOps and the Agile Business

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

DevOps and the Agile Business

Presented by: 
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In the two decades since the creation of the Agile Manifesto, we’ve seen tremendous progress across all industries toward value-driven thinking. We’ve reorganized development processes, reimagined the project, and—critically—given software development a place at the corporate table. Core to that journey has been the development of DevOps, breaking down silos and helping businesses realize many of the benefits Agile promised.

But what comes next? As we look to widen the Agile umbrella beyond Dev, Sec, and Ops, what does tomorrow’s organization look like? What roles should we reimagine, what lessons should we take from previous Agile and DevOps experiences, and what business results should we expect? If every company is a software company, should every employee think like a developer?

Topics will include:

  • How to apply Agile Principles to broader roles and processes 
  • Enterprise Agile vs. the Agile Enterprise
  • Unlocking the value of previous transformation initiatives
Cormac Foster

Cormac Foster


Cormac Foster is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at GitLab, a leader in the DevOps market with an innovative single application approach to the entire software development lifecycle, from planning to deployment and monitoring. Cormac collaborates around best practices for Agile transformation, project and portfolio management, and DevOps adoption.

Prior to GitLab, Cormac worked at Microsoft, managing the Data Platform MVP Community and helping launch several developer tools in the Visual Studio division. He came to Microsoft through Xamarin, where he created the company’s Analyst Relations program. Prior to Xamarin, Cormac spent 20 years as an industry analyst, systems administrator, and software tester.