How Kanban Propelled our DevOps Team to New Heights

Description/Summary
Development Operations is a team that has requests from many sources, many of which have conflicting priorities. How do we move from being reactive, switching priorities, getting buried with stress of delivering on time with high quality to being proactive, innovative highly productive.

In this session I will walk through the journey my team took to move from reactively treading water to becoming an extremely innovative highly efficient development operations team.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • 02 mins: Introduction
  • 30 mins: Describe the journey with key examples
  • 08 mins: Q&A

Learning Outcome

By the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to:

· Understand the journey to a highly productive development operations team

· How we use Kanban

· Apply proven Kanban techniques to their team

Target Audience

Any team using Kanban, Development Operations team members, Operations Team members, leaders of DevOps

Prerequisite

no pre-requisites

schedule Submitted 2 months ago

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  • Paul J. Heidema
    By Paul J. Heidema  ~  2 months ago
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    This is a great story of overcoming team and organizational norms to become exceptional. Plus, Louise went on to help mutilple teams across ADP global with her new learning.


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