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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Enterprise DevOps

Agile and DevOps Transformations in Large Organizations Prior Year Content

Many large scale organizations experience significant challenges as they pursue agile and DevOps transformations. They embark on adopting agile practices yet fail to reap the benefits of continuous release and delivery. Siraj Berhan explores common challenges—people, processes, technology, and operations—in the agile journey of large-scale organizations. Siraj explores a project suitability assessment tool for evaluating as well as mitigating risks specific to agile delivery, incorporating a time-and-material funding model, and maintaining a cross-functional self-managing team with a generalist-specialist attitude. Siraj discusses moving from a test-last mentality to a test-driven culture with a heavy emphasis on automation that supports continuous integration, release, and delivery. He offers suggestions for  promoting collocated development model to maximize the team’s agility and velocity while leveraging the usage of collaboration tools to its fullest. Explore ways to revamp engineering skillsets across the enterprise with practices and approaches that enable agility. Learn twelve helpful tips for getting started and additional advice for scaling your agile and DevOps journey.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Siraj Berhan
Siraj Berhan, Royal Bank of Canada

Across all lines of business at the Royal Bank of Canada, Siraj Berhan leads the consulting, training, and coaching of various agile teams. Since 2002 when he became addicted to applying agile development methodologies, Siraj has championed being agile with a goal of making teams, products, and businesses flourish. He has trained hundreds of practitioners and managers on agile development through various multi-day courses covering agile at an enterprise level. With his passion for driving agility through technical excellence, Siraj has trained dozens of developers on XP engineering practices. Follow him on Twitter @SirajBerhan, contact him at [email protected], and read his blog.

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