Agile + DevOps West 2019 Tutorial: Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and LEGOs

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and LEGOs

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Organizations today can no longer afford to deliver new features to their respective markets once a year or even once a quarter. In the attempt to catch up with the competition, they jump onto DevOps journey starting with the "How" and losing the sight of "Why" and "What". Join this gamified simulation tutorial to gain a solid understanding of foundational principles of the DevOps culture. Experience the benefits of DevOps transformation even before initiating one in your enterprise! This tutorial is ideally designed for organizations that are evaluating their approach to DevOps transformation, making their first steps in adopting DevOps practices, or noticing the gaps left by “automation only” approach to DevOps. This tutorial is based on real-life examples from medium to large size organizations, includes the latest findings from the State of DevOps report, delivers key ideas from “The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim, and facilitates a number of debriefings to draw parallels between the issues highlighted in the simulation and some of the similar issues the learners may have in their organisations (impact on business, segregation of duty, change management, Job security and even fear-based culture). Through this powerful role-based simulation with LEGO and Chocolate, participants experience the benefits of cross-training, learn to eliminate silos, adopt systems thinking and gain valuable insights that can be immediately applied in their organisations.

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.