Agile and DevOps: Are they a separate conversation or a progression of capability?
DevOps and Agile have shared environments that facilitate working together. These two methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes and the synergy involves building a development and a stable Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure, as well as an automated pipeline that moves deliverables from development to production. They can work together and the entire build process should be transparent, and it should enable and support development and operations. This transformation depends on: significant changes in culture; roles and responsibilities; team structure; tools and processes.
The Round Table session: This session is for 45 minutes of which there will be around ten minutes for a general summing up at the end. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary, but please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Agile and DevOps.
Benefits of attending:
We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about your work in the field of Agile. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.
The topics that we are looking to cover:
Zuzana (Zuzi) Sochova, Agile & Enterprise Coach; Certified Scrum Trainer
Organizations are constantly evolving, they change their structures, processes and rules. Last decade they’ve been changing into Agile, and surprisingly despite all the effort and money they put into transformation, they’ve been often failing. The same way as culture follows organization, the culture follows leaders. Companies were trying to break that rule for years and change the culture without changing leadership style. Nowadays this rule seems to win and organizations are moving towards different leadership styles and surprisingly becoming successful. In order to change organization, leaders have to change first. Be one of them and turn your organization into a successful Agile organization.
Anil Kumar, Global Delivery Lead - Western Europe at Micro Focus.
Digital transformation is disrupting the industries, business models and the way we work. In the current wave of Industry 4.0, all areas are being affected by digital transformation.
To start a digital transformation, or to handle an existing transformation, we need a well-crafted strategy and plan. Agile as an agent of cultural change can help and guide us to do that.
Peter Dens, Managing Director of Kangaroot
Continuous integration, continuous development & continuous delivery? How does Kangaroot see this process & how can they help & support IT organisations? We'll show you several scenario's together with one of our partners Chef. And explain how you manage compliance in Cloud-based infrastructure environments.
Dave Snowden, CTO Cognitive Edge
Too many methods and techniques in software development are simple recipes derived from limited and partially understood cases. They treat the organisation as if it was a complicated machine rather than a highly complex and ever shifting, frequently fragile ecology. This presentation will introduce the award winning Cynefin framework and will introduce ideas from complexity science, biology and the cognitive sciences which allow us to manage conditions of inherent uncertainty.
Arie van Bennekum, Wemanity, Co-author Agile Manifesto
Agile is in itself so simple and still people struggle… There are some things we know. Changing people is impossible. People will only change when they can see there are motivation to do so. If so, what does it take to change a complete organization. What is the approach? How do you start, how do you move on once you have started and most of all, how do you sustain that change? A story on approach, co-creation of a new organization and its internal dynamics, its metabolism…
Stephen Walters, Software Lead Solution Consultant, HPE
Why do transformations fail and how can we prevent it? What can DevOps & Agile teach us about our approach? Analysis from Gartner tells us that the biggest blockers are People (50%) and Process (37%), otherwise known as the culture, and changing culture is a difficult thing to do. There will always be resistance to a new path and finding the absolute correct path can be one littered with hazards and problems. To remove the risks and issues requires a new way of thinking about how we transform, but that requires a new culture, and so we get stuck in a cycle. This presentation will show how using a third party can be beneficial and how the relationship should be structured, along with a framework and engagement model for transformation.
Alois Mayr, Technology Strategist, Dynatrace
With the transformation towards Cloud Native platforms, we are seeing a paradigm shift in how self-sufficient DevOps teams develop and deploy applications.
In this session, you will learn how monitoring can be made a platform feature to help application teams monitor and maintain application and cluster health. We will explain why automatic discovery of dependencies across cluster nodes, containers and services is critical to pinpoint the root cause of degraded application response times and failure rates.
Jerome Grandbastien, Agile Coach, BNP Paribas Fortis
We can all agree that agile practices can fit in many contexts - not just in software development.
But how about research environment? Can research without software development benefit from agile? Where are the differences or analogies with a software development.
This talk is about reviewing how agile practices provide benefits in a context of data analytics research - based on field experience at BNP Paribas Fortis in Belgium.
Joris Swinnen, Agility Accelerator, Egg3
♦ How to empower (DevOps) teams with weapons of agility & improv successfully = sustainably for the long term?
♦ How are Improvisation and innovation intimately linked by the response to the immediate environment and the invention of new, creative thought patterns?
♦ Why do both improv format and devops practice depend on internalised skills and processes to achieve a polished but mindful responsiveness to their clients’ requirements?
♦ How can DevOps Teams that allow themselves to explore and play find this creativity & self-organization, with ease?
♦ Why is Creativity naturally a self organizing system?
Gunther Verheyen, Scrum Caretaker, Ullizee-Inc
Any organization can be re-imagined, re.vers.ified, to exploit its intrinsic potential to innovate and lead. Organisations re.imagine their Scrum to converge their product delivery into a Scrum Studio. Divisions dissipate into a structure of product hubs connected through purpose and distributed leadership. Gunther introduces re.vers.ify as an act of simplicity, rhythm and focus. Gunther introduces how the Scrum Studio is the current way forward to re.vers.ify.
Lars Wagner, Independent Agile Coach, Royal Bank of Canada
In the young history of Agile, we can identify three different stages of implementation. In the first stage the intention was to build better software with an agile team. In the second stage new approaches evolved to scale this to multiple teams and in the third stage, approaches like Lean Startup and Design Thinking have been added on the product development side. I will talk about this evolution, the challenges of each stage and the concept of the Teal Organisation as a potential next stage.
Valerie LEMINEUR and Alexis BOUIS, Agile Transformation Programme Lead, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
After one year of training it teams and business, we see the transformation becoming viral and contagious in all IP. Initiated in April 2016, the program’s ambition has always been to transform the whole organisation. Easier said than done! But with the Business involved from the start, we see the passion for agility growing up. Requests for more are popping up here and there. Come and discover how change is emerging with the home-made and viral transformation approach we setup.