Why empathy is critical in DevOps

It is so easy to fall into the common trap of diving into a solution without understanding the problem first, even though this may result in sometimes creating solutions that were not even asked for. However this highlights the point that we still lack the deeper understanding of the problem, and that is where design thinking can supercharge your focus. The design thinking framework can encourage you to start with the user and work backwards.
As a new successful strategy, Design Thinking has become a new approach to DevOps problem solving. You realize that the design, ideate, prototype, and testing phases can all occur within an automated DevOps pipeline. However, the one thing that we forget to realize is that empathy is what proves to be the real game-changer when mixing design thinking with DevOps. It might seem so simple to jump into the solution and doing proof of concepts before we can even empathize with all of our users.
Let's discover how a design thinking mindset can also increase empathy within DevOps teams. How does the team develop a deep and meaningful understanding of how a user or customer interacts with their system and associated processes. After this session you will learn that people in operations who take a design thinking approach will consider what developers are trying to do, how they approach their work, and what they need to do their jobs more effectively.
1. Bridging the gaps
2. Worry less about tools, more about people and process
3. Lead time is not the most important DevOps metric
4. Shifting constraints by doing CI/CD
5. Working products over comprehensive documentations

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

The presentation will be in a talk format where it will be:

5 minute introduction and then

25-30 minutes with information related to:

Let's discover how a design thinking mindset can also increase empathy within DevOps teams. How does the team develop a deep and meaningful understanding of how a user or customer interacts with their system and associated processes. After this session you will learn that people in operations who take a design thinking approach will consider what developers are trying to do, how they approach their work, and what they need to do their jobs more effectively.
1. Bridging the gaps
2. Worry less about tools, more about people and process
3. Lead time is not the most important DevOps metric
4. Shifting constraints by doing CI/CD
5. Working products over comprehensive documentations

Closing 5-8 minutes of Summary and Q&A

Learning Outcome

Let's discover how a design thinking mindset can also increase empathy within DevOps teams. How does the team develop a deep and meaningful understanding of how a user or customer interacts with their system and associated processes. After this session you will learn that people in operations who take a design thinking approach will consider what developers are trying to do, how they approach their work, and what they need to do their jobs more effectively.
1. Bridging the gaps
2. Worry less about tools, more about people and process
3. Lead time is not the most important DevOps metric
4. Shifting constraints by doing CI/CD
5. Working products over comprehensive documentations

Target Audience

Development Teams, Managers, Technical Team members, Scrum Masters, Product Owner, DevOps Team, Leadership

Prerequisites for Attendees

All levels are welcome. Beginning - Advanced level understanding of Agile, DevOps, or Agile teams are welcome.

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