Yuval Yeret
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DevOps seeks to extend the agile benefits of Flow, Collaboration, Inspect and Adapt thinking all the way to Production. While DevOps and Continuous Delivery were born in the world of web operations in companies like Etsy, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Flickr (also called Unicorns in the DevOps community) it is now clear that Enterprise IT/Product Development companies (also known as Horses) can  also benefit immensely from the ideas and practices and achieve similar results if they manage the change/journey towards DevOps in a way that makes sense in their context. In this workshop we will introduce the concepts of DevOps and Continuous Delivery and help attendees figure out how DevOps can fit into their world as well as how a “DevOps Implementation” might look like.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction
  • Expectations exercise - create the workshop "Agenda Kanban" combining planned and emerging expectations as options 
  • Explore where Agile has brought us so far and why the need for something further - mix of content and an exercise/survey/assessment of the reality/maturity of the participants organizations 
  • Explore the principles of product development flow and how they explain the need for E2E Agility and DevOps
  • cost of delay intuition exercise )http://yuvalyeret.com/2014/11/13/don-reinertsens-cost-of-delay-intuition-exercise-a-facilitators-guide/(
  •  batch size optimization curve exercise - physical or using FLOWer (flower.agilesparks.com our flow simulator)
  • Draw your batch size optimization curve exercise
  • Explore the types of situations where DevOps can apply - ranging from the birthplace of DevOps in the websphere unicorns all the way to Legacy IT (a.k.a Horses) and the differences in what DevOps might mean in those different contexts - run as an exercise with participants brainstorming types of contexts and then clustering them according to different devops variants
  • Ways to move towards DevOps - Evolution, Revolution
  • Kanban as a match made in heaven with DevOps E2E Flow and how it can complement Scrum-based Agile at the team level or be a starting point
  • depending on the interest and time - play the online getkanban game and/or the FLOWer simulator
  • Process is not enough. Understand the role of technical capabilities such as Continuous Deployment, Monitoring, Test Automation, in the move towards DevOps and the economic framework that can be used to justify the investment.
  • revisit the batch size optimization curve exercise
  • How to deal with a big infrastructural debt and shift towards DevOps in a real world legacy IT organization - exercise using world cafe to look at various contexts or one context using multiple parallel teams - set based design
  • Q&A based on your context/questions collected in the beginning of the day and throughout - open discussion. Might also use lean coffee tables for this section. 
  • Summary and Takeaways for each one of you based on the ideas you got - exercise in groups 
  • Retrospective and Closing - exercise

total % of exercises and open discussion - would say between 1/3-2/3 of the time.

Learning Outcome

  • What is DevOps all about? How is it related to Agile? Lean? How is it different?
  • The business benefits of DevOps and how to quantify them to create buyin/business case for DevOps
  • DevOps - Not just Dev and Ops - Maximize the benefits of the end to end value stream
  • DevOps - Who need it? and who uses it? (Not only for hi-tech web companies)
  • When/Why to use DevOps in your organization?
  • What principles to adopt in order to “Think DevOps”?
  • What process/people practices to adopt in order to start becoming a DevOps operation?
  • What technical practices to adopt in order to really achieve high-performing DevOps?
  • How can I take my organization towards DevOps in a way that will work in real life, achieve results, sustain over time. The evolutionary/revolutionary alternatives.
  • How to convince the business/management to go for DevOps - what will be the ROI/business impact of DevOps?
  • How to assess DevOps readiness/maturity

Target Audience

Operations/IT/Sysadmin/Dev/Test Leads/Managers. Configuration/Build Engineers. Anyone interested in improving the effectiveness of the delivery and operation/ maintenance of software. Lean/Agile Coaches/Consultants. Scrum Masters looking to extend their

Requirements

Lots of flip charts, post its,  and wall space

participants should bring some laptops to play FLOWer and the getkanban game (optional)

Sit in world cafe style small tables of 4-6 people

 

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  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Yuval,

      As this is a workshop, can you elaborate or call out more explicitly what the exercises are, how they are ran, and how long the exercises are?  How much is hands-on versus content and discussion?

    Best,

    Joel

    • Yuval Yeret
      By Yuval Yeret  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Joel

      clearly identified the exercises in the outline and estimated overall interactive ratio. 

       

      hTH

      yuval

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
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        Much thanks Yuval, that helped out greatly


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