The Lord of the Rings: DevOps Edition
Modern software delivery involves lean principles, DevOps practices, and of course tools. Implementing those elements in harmony will necessitate a change in how teams operate—more specifically, it will require a change in how managers think about teams. If teams truly want to leverage the power of DevOps and become high-performing, how should leaders think about team construction? Using comical analogous reasoning, Joseph Ours will discuss the fellowship in The Lord of the Rings, the roles, the mission, and the skills team to extrapolate what can be learned. Joseph will take artistic license every now and then in order to make a point—because hobbits and IT are not a common analogy—but it will apply to leadership lessons he learned by analyzing each team member and their role. You'll leave with an understanding of what place roles have on high-performing teams, what commonalities exist across team members, and some sage advice for all the wizards in your fellowship.