Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Make It Worse to Make It Better: Hacking DevOps with TRIZ

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Make It Worse to Make It Better: Hacking DevOps with TRIZ

How is your DevOps transformation going? If safety culture isn’t a part of your organization’s DNA, you might be running into some resistance on your journey. Time to bring out the power tools! Liberating Structures (LS) is a collection of collaboration patterns designed to tap into groups' creativity, engage every voice, uncover unexpected angles, and change the way organizations solve problems. We will look at the current state of your DevOps transformation through the lens of creative destruction—LS TRIZ, a problem-solving analysis tool. Working in small groups, you will explore what you can stop doing in order to facilitate the success of your DevOps implementation. Leave with actionable next steps and a new technique to try back at home at your very next retrospective for a blameless postmortem.

Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana Pylayeva is a DevOps culture coach, trainer, international speaker, author of several books and games.. Her games (“Introduction to DevOps with Lego and Chocolate”, “Fear in the Workplace” and others) are all based on stories from the trenches. She draws inspiration from 20+ years of hands-on experience in IT, from her Business Agility/DevOps culture coaching and facilitating change in Fortune 500 companies. A leader of the global Agile community she serves as a program chair for Agile2020, runs several local meetups in NYC and mentors agilists around the world.