Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : You Can't Have DevOps if Fear is Running Your Workplace!


Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

You Can't Have DevOps if Fear is Running Your Workplace!

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A number of organizations today start their DevOps initiatives with automation. While it may help them “grab the low hanging fruit”, it can only get them so far before they run into a big impediment- Fear in the Workplace. In these organizations, fear can undermine the further progress of DevOps. Just like any other change attempted in pathological or bureaucratic cultures, DevOps can even cause more fear and face strong resistance. Join this interactive session to learn and practice recognizing typical fears and fear symptoms. Play the Fear Eradicated game. Bring back a set of practical tools effective in enhancing psychological safety: for yourself, your teams and your leadership. Based on case studies and “true stories” from medium to large size organizations.

Dana Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana has seventeen years of diverse experience in software development and IT operations as well as agile coaching, facilitation, brain-friendly training, and game design. She is the author of Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game, an international speaker and a TBR certified trainer. Dana holds an MS in robotics and mechatronics from Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN" as well as CSM, CSPO, CSP, and Certified LeSS Practitioner certifications. Dana is the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC, co-organizer of World Retrospective Day, co-organizer of NYC Scrum User Group, and a co-chair of the Learning track at Agile 2018.