DevOps Showcase: Adopting DevOps in your Organisation 28 February 2018, Brussels
This event is co-located with Agile Showcase. Delegates may attend any sessions from across the two conferences.
DevOps now is in its eighth year of practice but the old architecture is no longer able to support the speed of delivery and so needs the additional help of Microservices and Docker for incremental change. But adopting a new capability requires a plan that includes people, process and technology. Understanding this is not difficult but implementing it is not just setting up tools. You have to convince team members, map old processes to new, and maybe even change the structure of organizational reporting and budgeting. At this conference we will discuss some strategies and processes that will help to achieve this.
Joint morning session with Agile Showcase
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 is the last of the joint morning session with the other co-located events. 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.
This event is for you
If you are considering using the new technologies for your organization and want to deepen your understanding
Benefits of attending:
The speakers at this conference will follow the process from development to production. They will:
We are looking for speakers willing to share their experiences and stories about your work in the field of DevOps. If you wish to submit a proposal to present at this event please fill in the speaker’s response form.
Topics we are looking to cover are:
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.
Steve Freeman, Distinguished Consultant, Zuhlke Engineering Limited
Test-Driven Development (TDD) has been so successful that it's now unfashionable. We seem to have lost the excitement and empowerment we felt when we first stumbled onto TDD a dozen years ago. Now it's just a chore that only bothers developers. Were we fooling ourselves, or did the message get confused along the way?
In this talk, I will revisit the basics, the essence of what makes TDD work. I will look at some of the common difficulties that I see with teams that are struggling. I will show how TDD is as much an approach to development as a programming technique and how, like BDD, it's not about testing.
Daniel Mendes, Software Developer at the European Commission
Daniel talks about the culture of a public institution like the European Commission and how shifting to this mindset where Ops people are not threatened by developers. The Developers are not trying to take the jobs/candy from the Ops people, but are simply trying to work faster without opening 10 support tickets to do a simple database or configuration change.
Andreas Evers, Solution Expert and Tim Ysewyn , Principal Consultant, Ordina
These days if you're not doing a "digital transformation", you're not one of the cool kids. Going to the cloud, adopting microservices and transitioning to DevOps sound like a lot of fun, but more often than not things don't go as smoothly as expected. At an international transport company, we've put theory to practice.
In this talk we'll shed a light on what we've experienced, where we've succeeded, and some vital lessons we've learned. Get an idea of our tech stack, consisting of Spring Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Jenkins, Spinnaker and Prometheus and more. Join us to get some tips and tricks and what to look out for when continuously delivering microservices to the cloud.
Danny Higler, Wemanity
The tail is what moves us forward and the better our head is organised the more powerful our tail will be. Practitioner with hands-on knowledge on XP, Scrum and entrepreneurship. Passionate about codebase quality and the impact of technical improvements.