Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Aligning your DevOps Strategy to your Agile Transformation

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Aligning your DevOps Strategy to your Agile Transformation

If you have a small team on a greenfield project DevOps is easy to get started; your code is not that complex and you environment need tend to be limited. To do it appropriately for a 1,000 or 10,000 person shop with legacy code is orders of magnitude more complex. You have to do it with slices of the organization. You need to move through various stages of DevOps maturity. In this session we will walk you the practices to implement and the appropriate order to implement them to ensure you get valuable outcomes along the way. We will start with how to approach teams that are just trying to get predictable or make better bets and contrast that with more mature teams that are aligned to their customers and markets and need to make localized investment decisions or touch the market often to innovate to learn. Furthermore we will discuss where the ownership and authority need to be for various stages along the journey to balance consistency and agility.


Matt Van Vleet is an innovator with 25+ years of experience in the technology space and who brings a unique blend of technical ingenuity and business entrepreneurship to everything he does. After cutting his teeth as a consultant for six years, Matt went on to become the CTO of Solstice Software and eventually the Founder and COO of Pillar Technology. As the COO, he was able to help Pillar scale by more than 30%/year and was instrumental in their VC capital raise and eventual merger into industry X.O.—an emerging organization within Accenture Digital. In 2020, Matt founded his own company, MVSquared, LLC—where he also serves as the Chief Ingenuity Officer—so that he could focus on his core skills of launching and building companies. As the Chief Technology Officer at LeadingAgile, Matt is responsible for expanding our Studios offering and will initially focus on Technology Transformation.