Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : The 7 Deadly Sins of DevOps

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

The 7 Deadly Sins of DevOps

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Do you know teams that are merely doing "cargo cult DevOps"? Near the end of WWII, the Allies had airstrips on many islands in the south Pacific. The natives on these islands noticed that when the Allies put the "coconuts" on their ears and spoke into the "banana," the gods would send down a magical flying creature with food and supplies. When the war ended and the Allies left, the natives put the coconuts on their ears and spoke into the banana, and they wondered why the gods failed to bless them, too. They didn't understand headphones or radio transmissions or that someone must be listening on the other end for that radio to do any good. A lot of development teams are similarly going through the DevOps motions without understanding how the things they are doing are supposed to benefit their teams and their organization. "Cargo cult DevOps"—adopting DevOps practices without understanding how they work—is Deadly Sin #1. Come learn how to avoid this sin and to hear about the other six. And don’t fear that this talk is all fire and brimstone—Larry will introduce each deadly sin but then quickly shift to the corresponding heavenly virtue by explaining what you should be doing.

Larry Maccherone

Larry Maccherone is an industry-recognized thought leader on lean, agile, analytics, and DevSecOps. He currently leads the DevSecOps transformation at Comcast. Previously, Larry led the insights product line at Rally Software, which enabled better decisions with data, leveraged big data techniques to conduct groundbreaking research, and offered the first-ever agile performance benchmarking capability. Before Rally, Larry worked at Carnegie Mellon with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and CyLab for seven years, conducting research on cybersecurity and software engineering. Keep up with Larry on LinkedIn.