Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Take your business to the next level with DevOps OKRs

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Take your business to the next level with DevOps OKRs

Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs are a popular concept nowadays. The reason why OKRs work is because they are about motivation (teams setting objectives that they are passionate about), collaboration (people who have similar passion collaborating to achieve results), and innovation (no one tells them how to achieve these results). OKRs are aligned across the organization so that everyone has a chance to contribute. One of the primary areas where OKRs are extremely important and not yet fully discovered is DevOps. The topic OKRs with a focus on one of the most complex and understudied areas of business delivery. Unfortunately, DevOps are still seen by many as a technical area. Nothing can be further from reality. In the presentation, we will review multiple DevOps OKR strategies. DevOps business goal is to rapidly deliver stable, secure, resilient, high-quality software, from concept to delivery. If IT and business align around shared goals and the teams are on board, then everyone is working towards the same objective. We will focus on the practical cases of building OKRs around 24 key DevOps capabilities that drive improvement: continuous delivery, architecture, product and process, lean management and monitoring, and culture. Participants will leave the session empowered and equipped to implement DevOps OKRs in their places of work.

Mariya Breyter
Goldman Sachs

Mariya Breyter is a business and IT executive with a passion for leading enterprise-level agile adoptions and culture changes. As an Agile Delivery Leader for Goldman Sachs consumer business, Mariya led a team of Agile practitioners in building the first consumer business at the firm, with a goal of helping people live financially healthy lives. She is a passionate agilist and lean thinker, and her web site,, is popular within the agile community. Mariya has a combined BA /MA degree in Linguistics and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Linguistics, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Her passion is lean mindset and building high-performance teams and organizations. At home, Mariya is using lean principles to organize her family activities, and her kids use Kanban to collaborate on their daily tasks.