DevOps Darwinism: Advancing our Art through Safe-to-Fail Experimentation

Static designs and monolithic structures are brittle and prone to failure. How can we progress beyond them? By understanding the nature of our challenges and applying the right tools at the right time. This talk will describe how to use evolutionary principles to foster changes in your architecture and infrastructure so that you can create antifragile systems.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spoke to these ideas in “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder.” Join us as we describe how we can:

  • Move beyond planning for known failure modes and instead develop antifragile systems that are safe-to-fail in unanticipated ways.
  • Leverage the Cynefin framework and its 5 sense-making domains to better frame problems and drive action.
  • Employ microservice architectures to make the variability of our environments work for us, not against us.
  • Gain knowledge more rapidly through multiple parallel experiments.
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Talk divided into four parts:

  • Why do we need to evolve?
  • Evolving through experimentation.
  • How can we safely experiment?
  • How do we learn faster?

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding the importance of experimentation for evolutionary change.
  • Using parallel experimentation to accelerate learning.
  • All within a DevOps context.

Target Audience

Managers and team members working in Agile and/or DevOps environments who are looking to improve.

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