This event is co-located with Agile Transition and Transformations. Delegates may attend any sessions from either conference.
DevOps now is a very established process but the old architecture is no longer able to support the speed of delivery and so needs the additional help of Microservices and Docker for incremental change. But adopting a new capability requires a plan that includes people, process and technology.
This day will engage not just existing DevOps pros, but also managers and executives like CIOs, CISOs, Dev & Ops managers, business leaders and architects who need to know what changes are needed in enterprise architecture. Also, companies going through Mergers and Acquisations will need to find out about initiatives that will increase efficiency and agility within the enterprise.
Joint morning session with Agile
The Round Table session is the last of the joint morning session with the other two co-located events. This session is for 45 minutes of which there will be around ten minutes for a general summing up at the end. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary. Please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile and DevOps.
Topics to be covered:
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This one day programme is designed to connect these extensive aspects as well as the challenges. Expert practitioners and thought leaders will provide information on the implementation and help you to deepen your understanding and develop your business case and build towards getting significant return on investment.
We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of DevOps.
We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge
Before you place a bet in a horse race you check out the ground conditions. Some horses run better on heavy, wet soil others on the dry. The various method and ideology wars in the whole Agile movement is inhibiting innovation, preventing progress. Agile is increasingly starting to look like a highly structured commodity to the detriment of the original values. In this presentation Snowden will look at how to frame a mixed methods approach and radically reduce risk. Getting methods and tools defined at the right level, defining transaction protocols, looking at unarticulated needs and turning the involvement of testing to a much earlier stage in the development cycle all change the dynamics of delivering value for Agile and DevOps alike.
Peter Eeles, Worldwide Lead for DevOps Adoption, IBM
IBM has conducted over 200 in-depth DevOps workshops with clients to understand their DevOps challenges and subsequent resolutions. What did these organizations do to improve, what benefits did they realize and how do you compare? This session presents an analysis of workshop results with a view to helping you fine-tune your own DevOps transformation.
Tony Grout, Transformation Futurist, Atlassian
l will describe what are the characteristics of high performing teams based on the hundreds of teams I and other Atlassians have observed and work in over the last 15 years. I’ll then describe how context impacts that performance and what the future of teams looks like in the new world we are in.
Christoph Hartmann, Lead Engineer, Chef
Quite often, compliance is perceived as a regulatory burden that makes all of our lives more difficult. Continuous measurement and reporting is becoming more and more complex in a dynamically changing infrastructure.
This talk will demonstrate how we can tackle compliance requirements in cloud environments and how those results can be used to improve your organisation in your day-to-day operations.
Dave van Herpen, Principal Consultant High-Performance Transformation, Quint Wellington Redwood
DevOps is all about culture. True high-performance delivery entails collaboration, systems thinking, feedback loops & continuous experimentation. But the key to high-performance lies in the ability to effectively change the behaviours of all people involved. This goes a lot further than just acknowledging that DevOps is all about culture. This interactive talk provides real-life examples and practical insights into applying behavioural instruments to support true change towards DevOps behaviours.
Mark Smalley, IT Management Consultant, Smalley
A fast-moving, entertaining and insightful session in which you’ll learn about:
♦ 'Selling' the value of DevOps to business executives
♦ Discovering the weakest link in the business-IT-business value chain
♦ Identifying effective collaborative behaviour between business and IT
♦ An ancient DevOps proverb “If you meet DevOps on the road, kill it”
Arnab Sinha, Continuous Delivery Expert, Tata Consultancy Services
ChatOps not only enables better communication, collaboration within DevOps teams but also offers an opportunity to implement LEAN processes and services. Eager to know more on WHY, HOW & Caveats?
ChatOps not only enables better communication, collaboration within DevOps teams but also offers an opportunity to implement LEAN processes and services. An enterprise, in DevOps, its quintessential to maintain, good segregation of duties with auditability, create services for IT maintenance and furnish them as a plethora of services developed & rolled out collaboratively by Dev & Ops. Why we did it, because we thought of introducing a bot amongst the DevOps team to help in performing some maintenance activities, talk to us about issues, suggest solutions, make ITSM processes LEAN but adhere to enterprise standards and guidelines. Interested to know: How are code commits, builds etc keeping Dev informed using Jenkins? How we created playbooks in Ansible & exposed them as services with auditability using Ansible Tower? Integrated with other enterprise tooling? How is Ops being appraised of production? How does Dev & Ops work as DevOps via this medium?
Pavel Chunyayev, Business Technology Consultant, Levi9 Technology Services
Crucial part of any business is constantly trying to stay relevant for the customers and provide better services that competitors. It’s important to not only generate ideas on how to achieve that, but also to test and validate those ideas. DevOps mindset is indispensable to achieve good business results with software development. But how exactly?