Agile + DevOps West 2019 Tutorial: DevOps for Leadership

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

DevOps for Leadership

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Competitive markets dictate an ever increasing need to be able to react quickly and deliver business value and quality efficiently. Organizations who cannot evolve to the newer and faster paced delivery models will not survive. DevOps is necessary to deliver robust software solutions and products quickly and reliably, without increasing risk or sacrificing quality. Today’s leaders need to understand what DevOps is all about and how to implement it across the enterprise to remain competitive and facilitate growth. This interactive workshop will explain what DevOps is and isn’t, what benefits should we expect adopting it, and what we need to do to move into a DevOps mindset. We’ll look at our current delivery process and discuss how we can deliver higher quality, more secure software, and how we can do it faster, more reliably, and have more confidence in the result. We will focus on the culture and process, only touching on the tools that enable us to work better. It is not a technical deep dive. This workshop is appropriate for executives and leaders, managers, project managers, and team leads. Participants will participate in collaborative exercises which are designed to enhance skills and insights needed for successful DevOps transformation and leadership.

Note: Attendees should be familiar with their current delivery process, automated or not, or they should at least have a desired process in mind. No prior knowledge of DevOps, continuous delivery, or automation is assumed.

Gene Gotimer
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Gene Gotimer is a proven senior software architect with many years of experience in web-based enterprise application design, most recently using Java. He is skilled in agile software development as well as legacy development methodologies and designing and developing secure, high-quality software. He has extensive experience establishing and using development ecosystems including continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps, unit testing, and a variety of software assurance tools and supporting processes. Gene feels strongly that repeatability, quality, and security are all strongly intertwined; each of them is dependent on the other two, which just makes agile and DevOps that much more crucial to software development.