Agile + DevOps West 2021 Industry Presentation : DevOps Dysfunctions and How to Fix Them

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

DevOps Dysfunctions and How to Fix Them

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In software development, the people are represented by two traditionally separate yet equally important teams: The development team, who creates software, and the operations team, who manages the production software. These are their stories.

Software development and management are full of pitfalls that can derail the teams. Join Coveros CTO Tom Stiehm to hear the stories of some actual pitfalls he has encountered and how Coveros helped these organizations overcome and create business value for their users. The names and places in these stories have been changed to protect the innocent.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify when your DevOps efforts have stalled and what to do about it
  • Resolve common DevOps Anti-Patterns
  • Help your transformation succeed when you face an inevitable moment of truth



Tom Stiehm

Coveros, Inc.

Tom Stiehm has been developing applications and managing software development teams for over twenty years. As CTO of Coveros, he is responsible for the oversight of all technical projects and integrating new technologies and testing practices into software development projects. Recently, Tom has been focusing on how to incorporate DevSecOps and agile best practices into projects and how to achieve a balance between team productivity and cost while mitigating project risks. One of the best risk mitigation techniques Tom has found is leveraging DevSecOps and agile testing practices into all aspects of projects. Previously, as a managing architect at Digital Focus, Thomas was involved in agile development and found that agile is the only methodology that makes the business reality of constant change central to the process.