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.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

.    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

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    • Sundaresan Jagadeesan
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      Sundaresan Jagadeesan - Leadership Engagement - Philips Scaled Agile Transformation Journey

      Sundaresan Jagadeesan
      Sundaresan Jagadeesan
      Program Manager
      Philips
      schedule 4 years ago
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      20 Mins
      Talk
      Advanced

      Philips - SW transformation program is involved in the deployment of (Scaled) Agile framework to enable TTM and Quality in Business from the year 2014. We started with Pilots and then followed with Mass deployments. We have:

      1. 44 Agile Release Trains launched since Aug 2014 and 220 + PI planning sessions completed.
      2. Currently, focusing on System Business with multiple ART’s launched in Systems Business, including 1st ART launch in Philips –China.
      3. 3700+ people engaged in (Scaled) Agile way of working globally and part of ART's and 1300+ are formally certified in Agile and SAFe

      We have learned that when engaging, deploying, an important and not-to-be-forgotten first step is to brief Executives and leadership about the approach, changes .This typically takes 4-8 hours, which sounds like a huge investment, but almost always is seen as paying off. Involving Leadership along has been a key element of our Success in our deployment

    • 45 Mins
      Experience Report
      Advanced

      This talk will present you with the real time challenges and ideas to deal with them in a healthy way with SAFe framework.

      • Challenges the organization needs to deal when they deal with Enterprise transformation.
      • How Leaders and Agile Coaches play an influencing and critical role in enabling the organization in scaling agile practices
      • How the leadership teams can make or break the deal
      • How the 5 critical challenges are addressed with Lean practices embedded in the SAFe framework.
      • Some tips to make it happen.
    • Prabhakar Rao Gumma
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      Prabhakar Rao Gumma / Subin John / Sudhanshu Anand - Big Fish Challenges- Are You Ready for Change?

      20 Mins
      Experience Report
      Beginner

      What is an Agile Transformation for a large organization (Big fish)? How do we get there? Isn’t it about bringing and building a positive change in the culture of Collaboration, Cultivation and competence with less command & control so as to empower people to be energized and innovative? So, goodbye Monday Blues. A positive change in a transformation is typically attributed to organizational culture and mindset which sets the approach of stakeholders towards delivering business value. This also sets a tone of moving away from Agile Adoption to Agile Transformation since the real benefit is in being Agile rather doing Agile. While adopting Agile practices bring silo structured discipline at team level, a change in way of thinking across organization to effectively achieve business objectives helps in being Agile.

      In our experience of leading large enterprises in Transformation journey, it starts with observing the use of legacy IT system to support business operations and is in the path of replacing them with much wider user friendly, growing technology adaptive and versatile systems. Global leadership guides its organization stakeholders to adopt Agile mindset and work towards applying practices and principles of Agile so as to make its organization, a truly Agile organization delivering business value rapidly and frequently.

      Attaining enterprise Agility is driven by changing the mindset of IT and business to function as one unified team. Common objectives are achieved by providing an environment conducive to collaboration, sharing and building trust. In this presentation, our focus is to highlight the challenges and learnings from big fish Agile transformations. Challenges span across Big Bang versus focused approach, “My Agile” to “Organizational Agile”, Onboarding Transformation catalyst to bringing in cultural change. Every organization is unique in itself however you can get an edge and smoothen the transformation journey curve by leveraging on our experience.

      This is an experience report based on our involvement as Agile coaches in different transformation engagements across globe with different customers across domains such as retail, healthcare, insurance, communication etc.

    • Krishnakumar Chinnappachari
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      Krishnakumar Chinnappachari - Coaching lessons learnt during Enterprise Agile Transformation

      45 Mins
      Experience Report
      Beginner

      Our Agile Transformation journey started about 20 months ago. In this talk I am going to share some of the key challenges faced by me as an Agile Coach and how did I over come them. As a change agent you will learn few critical tips or tricks from my experience and implement them in your transformation journey at your organization. 

    • Venu Murthy
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      Venu Murthy - Infrastructure as code - in action for a Leading Airport

      Venu Murthy
      Venu Murthy
      Lead Cloud Architect
      ThoughtWorks
      schedule 4 years ago
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      45 Mins
      Talk
      Intermediate

      Demonstrate how IaC - "infra as code" enables teams to manage and collaborate on large scale infra making fault proof automated one click deployments possible. Providing the advantages of version control. Learn the nuances of Infrastructure as code, Phoenix environment, Immutable servers & such.

      Every enterprise would like to automate their deployments, aiming for a one click deployment removing any human errors. After attending this talk, the attendee will get a framework on how to implement one such system, which is resilient, very efficient and completely scalable. In this talk I would like to share with you my experience of having architected a fully automated system for the Airport which is the gateway to South India. I will demonstrate from the ground down on how the infrastructure and environment can be defined in simple human readable plain text up to how in one click, it can be orchestrated to provision the environment, configure it, build, test and deploy the fully functional app, all from the same repository. All this using the readly available open source tools and leading Cloud platforms. Figure out how Packer.io, configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet or Chef, Cloud platforms, CI tools like Jenkin’s, Go.CD can be improvised to automate the creation environments and app deployment at the click of a button. Walk away being an expert in who understands what is Phoenix environments, Immutable Servers, Software Defined Environments, XaaS along how Infrastructure as code can be implemented in your organization to reap its innumerable benefits.

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