Kanban - A Way Towards DevOps in the Legacy Enterprise

schedule Mar 27th 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM place Grand Ballroom 2

DevOps is a higher form of agility. It is a blueprint for a great culture and and process between the different groups involved in the delivery pipeline. The big question is how to achieve it. If you are founding a startup today, it can be quite easy to take that blueprint and use it to create your process, hire the right versatile flexible people, and start delivering without any technical/automation debt or friction. But most of us are not founding new startups. Most of us already have a running operation with people, culture, process that matured over the years and despite its flaws is currently the way we do things. Changing that is non-trivial. For things to change people need to understand WHY change, what we are changing, and we need an effective process for managing the change itself (HOW to change). So what ARE we changing to? DevOps is highly focused on looking at the whole value stream from idea to value and ensuring effective flow through this pipeline. Kanban is ONE way of HOW to change. It starts by visualizing all the work flowing in the pipeline, then managing the flow focusing on finishing things end to end rather than starting in order to stay busy. It continues to what we call the “Work in process Diet” – Straining the flow more and more in order to identify obstacles to tighter and tighter DevOps culture/operation and faster feedback cycles. You can expect to come out of this session with ideas how to take your current operation and DevOpsify it in a safe evolutionary way using the Kanban method.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • What is DevOps all about
  • What is Kanban all about
  • Kanban as the way towards DevOps
  • Examples from the real world of how Kanban was used to extend agile towards devops

 

Learning Outcome

  • Understand what is DevOps and the relationship to Agile
  • Be familiar with the 3 ways that take you towards DevOps culture
  • Understand what needs to change for an "agile" team/organization to enjoy the benefits of DevOps
  • Understand what is Kanban (very brief introduction, not an in depth session)
  • Understand how Kanban is a very good fit to apply the 3 ways towards DevOps

Target Audience

Development Managers, Operations Managers, Program Managers, Agile Coaches, Managers

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