Agile + DevOps East 2023 Concurrent Session : Agility for Ops: Maximizing Efficiency & Adaptability of Non-IT Teams

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Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Agility for Ops: Maximizing Efficiency & Adaptability of Non-IT Teams

Agile principles are a natural fit for software development teams. We can get them scrumming, prioritizing product features, and working in sprints. However, when it comes to embodying these same tenets in volatile teams, such as operations, sales, accounting, and people & culture divisions, the approach will vary. How do we modify a concept initially engineered for software development, to fit teams that deal with client acquisition, checks and balances, and human resources? In this talk, Sheyinka will explain how to apply agile principles to maximize the adaptability, efficiency, and productivity of non-IT teams. Key takeaways include why non-IT teams should adopt agile ways of working, what working in an agile way looks like for non-IT teams, how to structure and plan operations tasks using an agile methodology, and five practical agile tips that you can implement within your operations team today.

QualityWorks Consulting Group

Sheyinka Harry is an Agile Coach and the Manager of Agile Transformation at QualityWorks Consulting Group. Over the last five years, she has worked with product development teams across the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean to help streamline and optimize their software delivery process and build products that their users love. She has also worked with enterprise-level teams to define how they go about supporting their delivery teams to ensure their success. Sheyinka has significant experience in the finance and e-commerce space and is passionate about helping organizations achieve their goals through Agile transformation.