Gerry Weinberg once said of consulting “There is always a problem, and it’s always a people problem.” The world of DevOps is emerging rapidly, and just like the early days of Agile, is still working on refining exactly what DevOps means.  So often, the focus is either on the technical aspects of the various tool, or on the people problem of “bringing Ops into the room”.  But what is the problem that DevOps addresses, and is that problem more of a technical problem, or a people problem?  We will explore this, and look at the possible intersection between the two “problems” and how a DevOps approach can help overcome them.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

This is a fairly straightforward talk, although I work very hard to keep it as a conversation rather than a lecture.  We will begin by discussing the question of whether DevOps is a technical or people problem.  I have found that a little time to agree on what DevOps means to the room is valuable as well.  We will then explore the two sides separately, finally bringing them together.

Learning Outcome

Ideally, folks who attend this session will come out with an understanding of the need to balance the technical and human elements of moving to a DevOps world.  They will also have some ideas of strategies to overcome some of the challenges associated with both aspects.

Target Audience

Developers, Testers, IT leaders, Development Directors

Requirements

Nothing special, we can work with any layout.  A speaker would be helpful, but can bring my own if necessary.

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