Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Building Healthy Agile and DevOps Teams

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Building Healthy Agile and DevOps Teams

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The tools and technologies our teams rely on to build solutions are changing faster every day. New frameworks, new tools, transformations to DevOps, and migrations to public cloud are all putting strain on our teams. These changes drive a natural entropy as key-person dependencies form, hurting quality and throughput and leading to morale issues and attrition. Lee Eason has been watching this happen over the past several years and has developed a tool and an approach to address it. You will learn practical approaches to help you build a culture of continuous learning within your teams in order to meet these challenges head on. With a thoughtful approach, you can build a team of T-shaped professionals who use technology innovations to the organization's advantage. Learn how to adapt your current processes to identify skill gaps, then motivate and enable team members to ensure critical capability is adequately spread across your team.

Lee Eason
IHS Markit
As the Executive Director of DevOps at IHS Markit, Lee Eason is serious about high-performing teams. After finishing his undergraduate program in history education, Lee pursued a career as a self-taught technologist. Over the past 18 years he has enjoyed being a coder, a development leader, and a change agent. For the past four years he has led a DevOps transformation for a global financial technology company, reducing deployment overhead by hundreds of person days per month and improving quality and customer satisfaction. In 2018 he also founded and launched a tool that helps teams optimize hiring and training around team health and capability. He has worked in various technology industries, including marketing, education, health care, and finance. You can read Lee’s articles on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @leejeason.