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 any further DevOps progress. 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, all based on case studies and stories from medium to large organizations. Play the Fear Eradicated game, and bring back a set of practical tools effective in enhancing psychological safety—for yourself, your teams, and your leadership.

Dana Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana Pylayeva is an Agile/DevOps Coach and Trainer with 18 years of experience in IT. She works with teams and organizations in US, Canada, Ireland, Japan and Russia as well as speaks internationally about DevOps, agile and organizational fears. Dana is the author of “Introduction to DevOps with LEGO, Chocolate, and Scrum Game” as well as the "Fear in the Workplace" game. She is a certified Training from the Back of the Room trainer, Open Space facilitator, CSM, CSP, CSPO, Certified LeSS Practitioner and the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC.