Any transformation is hard.  Challenges come up right at the conceptual stage through the transformation journey and until measuring and declaring success.  DevOps transformation is no different.  However in a DevOps transformation an additional lack of understanding of its principles adds to the complexity – ‘DevOps is Continuous Integration and Deployment using a set of tools’.  

While tools play a key role in realizing the benefits of DevOps, the people – leadership, middle management, teams on the ground all of them – make the journey successful. Similarly organization realignment to feature teams also supports people aspect of DevOps and its faster implementation. This presentation highlights the people aspects of DevOps implementation along with early warnings of potential impediments.  It also provides tips that could help the people at different hierarchical levels of the organization to plan, measure, improve and successfully sail through the DevOps transformation.

This is an experience report based on our involvement as Agile and DevOps coaches for our customers across geography in different domains.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

.    Key Aspects of DevOps Transformation

·        People Dimension-What makes it core for success

·        Feature teams- Do we need them in Center stage for DevOps implementation

·        Key Challenges and Mitigation in DevOps transformation

Learning Outcome


·        Why we need to look DevOps beyond tools

·        How addressing people aspect is important in DevOps transformation

·        Tips and tricks in DevOps transformation

Target Audience

Transformation leaders, Agile coaches, Chickens and Pigs of Scrum

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • Leena S N
    By Leena S N  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi Ravi Shankar,

     

    An experience report around DevOps will be very useful for the audience. Had a few comments though:

     

    - Even though the structure and outcome of the presentation are mentioned, looks like it is at a very high level. Can you make it clearer on how do you intend to present your experience as a case study?

    - Might be related to the above point, it seems like it is trying to cover a lot of things. Adding a basic outline of the talk as slides will make the structure clearer. Can you add the same and update the structure accordingly?

    - Not sure whether it is a good idea to have a co-speaker for 20 mins talk as there will be hardly any time for handoffs between the two speakers.  

    Thanks,

    Leena 

    • Prabhakar Rao Gumma
      By Prabhakar Rao Gumma  ~  1 year ago
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      Hi Leena

      Thanks for suggestion. I have uploaded a one slider Story line highlighting the key areas we plan to address in our presentation. Hope this covers the points you raised. Also updated the time as 60 minutes so that both myself and co-presenter can cover.

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  1 year ago
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        Hi Prabhakar,

           Thanks much for the updates.  We typically do not see experience reports at 60 minutes, especially ones targeting beginner level.  Do you think the time and level are right? 

        I would imagine that there is some key learnings that you would want to convey in about 20 minutes that would tighten up the presentation overall.  Would you be open to trying that?

        Best,

        Joel

        • Prabhakar Rao Gumma
          By Prabhakar Rao Gumma  ~  1 year ago
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          Hi Joel

          Thanks for your feedback. Our initial thought over selecting this as Beginner's" session was more towards organizations starting with DevOps transformation. However, as we created the story line, we realized that concepts and experience focus areas which we are presenting  do need some level of DevOps conceptual understanding. Thus we have changed it to "Intermediate".

          However as far as timing is concerned, we need 45 minutes since here we are covering the conceptual-People aspect ( roughly-20 minutes) and then our experience which is from multiple engagements across geography (20 Minutes).

          Regards

          Prabhakar

          • Leena S N
            By Leena S N  ~  1 year ago
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            Hi Prabhakar,

             

            As Joel mentioned, is it possible for you to convert this to a 20-minute experience report, restricting to one speaker? The audience should have a good understanding of DevOps and they will be more interested in experience reports too.

             

             

            • Prabhakar Rao Gumma
              By Prabhakar Rao Gumma  ~  1 year ago
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              Hi Leena

              Though we would highly recommend this to be a 45 minute session, however we are open in converting this to a 20 minute focused experience sharing session. As far as speaker is concerned, in all likelihood only one speaker will be physically present (Ravishankar who is physically based in Bangalore and other being in Toronto). However, we would still tag this presentation to be jointly owned by both since it is an experience study based on both practitioners experience.

              Let me know if you want me to change this to a 20 minute session

              Regards

              Prabhakar

              • Prasad
                By Prasad  ~  1 year ago
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                thanks for all the inputs.. typical audience who will be attending this theme is folks who are bringing changes on the ground to drive Agility of software development and delivery.  By reading the learning outcomes, one should be getting excited to attend your session 

                • Prabhakar Rao Gumma
                  By Prabhakar Rao Gumma  ~  1 year ago
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                  Hi Prasad

                  Thanks for your feedback. We selected this topic purely to reflect our experience in a DevOps transformation and further highlight how DevOps impact the people aspect specifically in a IT as a service scenario. We intend not to educate people on concepts but to focus on key operational aspects which get ignored in such transformations.

                  Regards

                  Prabhakar 


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