Agile + DevOps West 2023 Concurrent Session : Where the Rubber Meets the Road: How to Integrate DevOps with Development Teams

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: How to Integrate DevOps with Development Teams

More engineering teams are adopting the use of DevOps practices in their product delivery, but sometimes it can be a struggle to integrate DevOps engineers into their organization and benefit from the investment they make in doing so. In other words, how can product owners gain a return on their investment in DevOps practices, which will lead to the benefits that DevOps promises? The solution begins with the DevOps engineers themselves and how they interact with the teams they support. It continues with the way their solutions are presented and adopted by their development team, and how their work is defined by the developers themselves. Finally, it ends with the demonstration of their progress to stakeholders and how they will benefit from the adoption of their solutions. By ensuring that the DevOps engineers work with the developers, as a developer, and for the developers, the value they provide will benefit the people and processes that need it most, which ultimately leads to the product owners gaining the most benefit from adoption of Devops practices as well.


Michael Rollins has over 12 years experience providing highly automated DevOps solutions to a wide range of industries. He has focused on designing and building automation for all aspects of infrastructure provisioning as well as the entire build, test and release process for code driven deployments that have drastically improved velocity and agility of teams. He also believes in the power of autonomic solutions for providing event driven actions and remediation, and removing humans from menial computer tasks. His advocacy of Agile practices is driven by his desire to help restore our humanity in a world that is increasingly technology centric.