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Workshop: "Our Top Techniques To Get Broken Organizations Over The Tipping Point"

Track: Training / Time: Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Uni 4

Practitioners are often frustrated that they can’t their organizations to change their behaviors, despite executives proclaiming they want better, faster and more.  Like dieting, changing individual and organizational behaviour is the most important, and yet also the most difficult thing to fix.

In this tutorial, Gene and Jez will show the techniques they have found effective in enabling organizations to have their “a-ha” moment - and then follow through. We’ll help you understand how to grow a DevOps culture, implement continuous delivery, and build products using lean startup principles.

We'll present patterns derived from Lean, Agile and Theory of Constraints that enable making cultural, process, and architectural changes incrementally, while transparently creating value that everyone will appreciate. We'll provide real-world examples from organizations that have made this change. We'll discuss how to deal with thorny issues such as governance and budgeting. And we'll show you the tools you can use straight away to start making things better.

This tutorial is aimed at practitioners who want to kick-start change in their organization. There’s no hands-on-keyboards, and we won’t spend much time discussing the toolchain, and the tutorial is suitable for developers, sysadmins, testers, managers, product owners and anybody else interested in concrete techniques to make things better.

Gene Kim, Founder and CTO of Tripwire

Gene Kim

Biography: Gene Kim

Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire, which commercialized the open source software he wrote in 1992 with Dr. Gene Spafford at Purdue University. He is the author of “The Visible Ops Handbook,” and “The Security Visible Ops Handbook,” which has sold over 200K copies to date. Gene is also the author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win.

Gene’s area of passion is helping companies build super-tribes where Development, IT Operations, Product and Project Management and Information Security simultaneously maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He’s helped some of the largest Internet properties, such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Microsoft companies he’s worked with Microsoft. He loves finding and fixing bottlenecks which impede and frustrate the entire organization, enabling management from each tribe to achieve the greater organizational goals.

Jez Humble, Author of "Continuous Delivery", Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Jez Humble

Biography: Jez Humble

Jez Humble is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, and author of Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He got into IT in 2000, just in time for the dot-com bust. Since then he has worked as a developer, system administrator, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies.

Since 2004 he has worked for ThoughtWorks and ThoughtWorks Studios in Beijing, Bangalore, London, and San Francisco. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices in the field of Agile delivery. He also serves as Product Manager for Go, ThoughtWorks Studios agile release management platform. He holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University and an MMus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London.

Twitter: @jezhumble
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Book: Continuous Delivery (Addison Wesley, 2010)
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