DevOps and Agile transformations are very popular in big corporates, however there is often a disconnect between the teams, the middle management, the "business" and the customer. Despite investing heavily in DevOps and Agile practices, tools and processes; transformations fail to deliver better outcome for the customers.

In my presentation I am looking at red flags when implementing Agile and DevOps practices. However, it's not just an angry rant about all the things that are going wrong. I also have a look at how we can make our organisation a better place with setting the right goals, measuring the right things and nurturing the people.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

45 minutes of talk

  • Introduction (3 minutes)
  • Why organisations transform and why do they fail (10 minutes)
  • Amber and Red lights (Red flags, warning signs and antipatterns) (12 minutes)
  • Green lights (Purpose, Alignment, People) (15 minutes)
  • Questions and Answers (5 minutes)

Learning Outcome

  • Raising awareness of antipatterns and to identify warning signs (e.g. velocity being the primary measure for team performance)
  • Refocus on important values and principles (e.g. Scrum values, Principles from the manifesto)
  • Inspire to find new practices for these values (e.g. Value stream mapping, M3.0 practices)

Target Audience

Agile coaches, People leaders, Scrum masters


schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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