Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : You Can't Have DevOps if Fear Is Running Your Workplace

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

You Can't Have DevOps if Fear Is Running Your Workplace

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A number of organizations today start their DevOps initiatives with automation. While it may help them grab the low-hanging fruit, it can only get them so far before they run into a big impediment: fear in the workplace. In these organizations, fear can undermine any further DevOps progress. Just like any other change attempted in pathological or bureaucratic cultures, DevOps can even cause more fear and face strong resistance. Join this interactive session to learn and practice recognizing typical fears and fear symptoms, all based on case studies and stories from medium to large organizations. Play the Fear Eradicated game, and bring back a set of practical tools effective in enhancing psychological safety—for yourself, your teams, and your leadership.

Dana Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana Pylayeva is an agile and DevOps coach and trainer with eighteen years of experience in IT. She works with teams and organizations in the US, Canada, Ireland, Japan, and Russia and speaks internationally about DevOps, agile, and psychological safety. Dana is the author of Introduction to DevOps with LEGO, Chocolate, and Scrum Game as well as the Fear in the Workplace game. She is a certified Training from the Back of the Room trainer, Open Space facilitator, CSM, CSP, CSPO, and Certified LeSS Practitioner. An enthusiastic collaborator, she builds communities, organizes conferences, and enjoys connecting with agilists from around the world. Dana is the founder of the Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC, organizer of NYC Liberating Structures meetup, and a program co-chair of the Agile2019 conference.