DevOps Introduction with Lego and Chocolate GameDana Pylayeva
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This game is a real end-to-end simulation of the entire product development flow - from concept to cash. Join this session to experiment with optimizing a flow of work through the entire organization. Visualize negative effects of long sprints and deferred deployments. Amplify feedback loop, bring in security and evolve towards continuous value delivery – all using LEGO and chocolate.
Everyone gets a role to play based on the role cards distributed to each participant. Benjamin Business, Sara Security, Adam Admin, Denny Developer and even Harry Hacker - these are just a few characters represented in this simulation. The game clearly highlights the misalignment of goals between business, development and operations and help the participants experiment with process improvements. Development team works with the business to understand user needs and build their products (LEGO animals with Chocolate). A silo Operations team is in charge of deployments, environment configuration, patching, audits and security breach prevention.
Can this organization survive in today’s highly competitive world? Surprise elements of the game (market demand fluctuations, hacker attacks, code freeze etc.) allow participants to experience the advantage of using DevOps practices in enabling faster response and improving organizational agility. Inspired by “The Phoenix Project” and “The Goal”, this workshop uses elements of gamification to delivers a powerful message. A message that stays with the participants long after the end of the conference and helps them introduce DevOps culture in their organizations.