Keith has worked in IT for over 30 years leading various software development, DevOps and operations teams at IBM, ADP and Ordnance Survey. In his previous role. he led a project in Ordnance Survey which transformed the way environments were provisioned using a combination of culture change, DevOps, open source tools and changes to business processes. Keith is now Director of DevOps for ADP UK for the iHCM product and is responsible for promoting continuous delivery and DevOps principles as well as changing the patterns and tools used for build and deployment within development and operations teams. He has also spoken at and chaired various DevOps conferences and user groups.
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What roles should DevOps play in your agile transformation?
Agile methods and tools have helped development teams focus on delivering smaller pieces of function quickly. This enables teams to test their assumptions about the explicit and implied needs of their target users earlier in the development process. However often these development processes are delivered by waterfall delivery processes which negate some of the advantages of the agile approach. This presentation will use example from various projects, how using a continuous delivery approach which takes advantage of DevOps tools, patterns and practices as well as cultural change, can unlock the innovation within a company and deliver functional enhancements and other changes to production more frequently and hence enhance mindshare and marketshare. It will also provide insights into how DevOps can enable the agile transformation and inform on how barriers to adoption can be overcome.