Agile at Scale SIG - Enabling Agility through DevOps

Apr 20, 2018 · Austin, United States of America

Topic: Enabling Agility through DevOps

Enterprises want to deliver more value with higher quality at a faster pace. Many development teams have adopted agile frameworks to improve their ability to deliver software. This has led to a local optimization for the development teams and they have become good at delivering potentially shippable increments of their products, but from there, they typically see organizational constraints in moving it to the customer. The development organization is quickly adding features to the queue waiting to be released, but the operations teams are struggling to support fires in production, maintain stability, and provide the environments and infrastructure needed so development teams can move their new functionality forward. The operation team’s focus on stability usually minimizes the number of changes in production thus creating infrequent, large batches being deployed at a planned date. Forrester has called this model of working Water-Scrum-Fall where development teams are using Scrum to deliver the next set of features, but integration testing and Operations are still doing big batch waterfall practices before releasing. Can Agile and DevOps bring the development and operations teams together to remove the organizational constraints in moving the software to the customer?

In this session, we’ll talk about the relationship of Agile and DevOps, not as an intersection, but as a progression of capability with development and operation teams working together to remove those constraints. We’ll discuss how using Agile and DevOps practices together, teams can release value faster, with higher quality, and in more stable environments making it safer to deploy.

Speaker: Leland Newsom

Leland is an Agile practitioner and coach. He has CSM, CSP, and SPC4 certifications. In his career, Leland has been a developer, Manager, Managing Director, and Technical Director. He is passionate about learning and sharing knowledge and experience with others and improving the lives of software developers.

Agile at Scale SIG Info:
Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin.
Seating is limited!

Please make sure that you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign up if you are committed to attending.

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