Agile + DevOps West 2021 Industry Presentation : The Third Wave of Agile: Building a Business Value Flow


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Third Wave of Agile: Building a Business Value Flow

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Agile has transformed development, but it fundamentally challenges the way business leaders work and plan.

In its first wave, Agile helped Development teams plan and work more efficiently. Next, DevOps expanded that footprint to remove operational blockers. The third wave of Agile will measure and build business value at an organizational level, but it won’t happen overnight.

This talk will:

• Outline sources of friction between DevOps and Business
• Examine frameworks designed to map the DevOps flow to Business needs
• Suggest key metrics you can start using today
• Suggest practices for building an end-to-end value stream

Cormac Foster


Cormac Foster is a Senior DevOps Evangelist at GitLab, a leader in the DevOps market with an innovative single application approach to the entire software development lifecycle, from planning to deployment and monitoring. Cormac collaborates around best practices for Agile transformation, project and portfolio management, and DevOps adoption.

Prior to GitLab, Cormac worked at Microsoft, managing the Data Platform MVP Community and helping launch several developer tools in the Visual Studio division. He came to Microsoft through Xamarin, where he created the company’s Analyst Relations program. Prior to Xamarin, Cormac spent 20 years as an industry analyst, systems administrator, and software tester.