Workshop 1
3 October, London

Introduction to Kubernetes

Presenter: David O’Dwyer, Founder, LiveWyer

The Introduction to Kubernetes workshop will provide you with an understanding of Linux containers, their benefits and shortcomings, and how Kubernetes can resolve these shortcomings through scheduling and orchestration.

Developed by engineers from Google’s internal “Borg” cluster project, Kubernetes was born out of Google’s need to manage services at a massive scale while maintaining completely zero downtime. It is consistently receiving improvements by members of the open source community, and is a class-leading platform for hosting microservices at any scale.

Guided by our certified instructor, this course will take you through a brief introduction to containers and scheduling systems, followed by a practical section where you will learn the basics of Kubernetes by carrying out tasks on our bespoke Kubernetes training cluster.

After completion of this course, you will:
♦ Understand why containers are useful, but have limitations.
♦ Learn how to solve some of these limitations with Pods.
♦ Know why the world’s biggest companies are powered by schedulers and containers.
♦ Have a basic core understanding of how to use Kubernetes.

David O’Dwyer  is the founder of LiveWyer, a London based consultancy which specialises in infrastructure development built on open-source technology. LiveWyer is a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Drawing on a broad systems architecture background, David and his team have successfully deployed a number of Enterprise solutions built around the lean, agile Kubernetes system. Having worked with a number of server management technologies he now firmly believes Kubernetes is a key technology in making the use of containers both production ready and accessible.

Workshop Price

  • Super Early Bird until 15 July – £225 + VAT
  • Early Bird until 31 July – £325 + VAT
  • Standard Price – £425 +VAT
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Workshop 2
5 October, London

Governing Agile: A Disciplined Agile Approach to Lean Governance

Presenter: Mark Lines, Managing Partner, Scott Ambler + Associates

When organizations first adopt agile strategies they focus on software development. This is a good start, but they quickly realize that these teams need to be governed effectively. But then the teams start to learn and evolve the way that they work, and they do this in different ways. And not every team is agile, some are taking a Lean/Kanban based approach instead. Not only have it become obvious that your existing, traditional approach to governance isn’t going to work it’s also clear that you will need a flexible, lightweight approach that can support a range of development strategies. And of course, you must still address the usual regulatory compliance and audit requirements. Luckily the Disciplined Agile Framework has a lightweight, risk-based governance solution.

♦ IT practitioners who want to learn about how lean governance works in established organizations
♦ Existing agile practitioners who want to take their understanding of how to apply agile in enterprise situations to the next level
♦ Senior IT Management who want to gain a deep understanding of how to take a disciplined and comprehensive approach lean governance

♦ Understanding of agile software development, and although not required, experience with Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD)

What You’ll Learn
♦ The full extent of how lean governance works in established enterprises
♦ Identify how your solution development strategy needs to evolve for DevOps
♦ Discover the potential impact on your operations and support strategies

♦ Attendees earn the designation of Disciplined Agilist, with free first year membership (a $50 US value), the first step on the path to Certification in Disciplined Agile.
♦ For existing members, this course provides 7 hours of continuing education credits

♦ Disciplined Agile principles
♦ What is governance, and why do we need it in an agile world?
♦ Exploring why traditional governance doesn’t work for lean/agile teams
♦ Exploring what it means to govern agile/lean teams effectively
♦ Governing when every team is different and constantly evolving
♦ Governing a value stream
♦ Designing and implementing agile and lean metrics that makes sense for your organization and teams
♦ Surviving an external audit

Workshop Logistics
♦ Level: Introductory – intermediate
♦ Length: One day – 7 hours of classroom time plus breaks.
♦ Approach: For each major topic in the agenda there will be instruction followed by group work.

Mark Lines is an Enterprise Agile Coach for Scott Ambler + Associates.  He is co-creator of the Disciplined Agile delivery (DAD) framework and co-author with Scott Ambler of several books on the framework.  Mark is a frequent speaker at agile conferences around the world and blogs about Disciplined Agile at  He is also President and Founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC), the certification body for Disciplined Agile.  He can be reached at mark [at] and tweets @mark_lines.

An agile enterprise increases value through effective execution and delivery in a timely and reactive manner. Such organizations do this by streamlining the flow of information, ideas, decision making, and work throughout the overall business process all the while improving the quality of the process and business outcomes. This talk describes, step-by-step, how to evolve from today’s vision of agile software development to a truly disciplined agile enterprise. It briefly examines the state of mainstream agile software development and argues for the need for a more disciplined approach to agile delivery that provides a solid foundation from which to scale. It then explores what it means to scale disciplined agile strategies tactically at the project/product level and strategically across your IT organization as a whole. Your disciplined agile IT strategy, along with a lean business strategy, are key enablers of a full-fledged disciplined agile enterprise.

Along the way Mark will describe his experience with organizations around the world that have successfully adopted agile and lean for their teams while at the same time transforming their culture across the organization to streamline these agile initiatives.

Workshop Price

  • Super Early Bird until 29 June – £225 + VAT
  • Early Bird until 20 July – £325 + VAT
  • Standard Price – £425 + VAT
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