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Presentation: "DevOps @ The Journey we have made to grow from 10 to 50 Teams in 3 Years"

Track: Solutions Tuesday / Time: Tuesday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Keurzaal experienced a tremendous growth in the past years coupled with growth in the number of scrum teams. We witnessed our IT department grow from 10 to 30 teams in just two years time.
Our speed of innovation was accelerating but at the same time we needed to excel in operational excellence. Our current way of working became more and more difficult and we reached the conclusion we had to make significant changes in how we design, build, deploy and operate all our applications.
Hence we determined and implemented our own vision on DevOps during 2015. This has been a challenging and interesting journey to team autonomy and is in full swing right now. We had to adopt the way we work, how we organize ourselves and we invested in new technologies to ‘automize’ the (now) over 45 teams.

We would like to share with you our story: how we initiated the journey, how we progressed and what we have learned. We will approach it from two angles: a manager’s view and a software development team’s perspective.

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Menno Vis, IT Director at

Menno Vis

Biography: Menno Vis

Menno started at in 2010 as an IT Programme Manager and managed the replacement of ‘s product catalogue system to a new SOA based architecture. Appointed Head of the IT Development Department in 2011, responsible for all software and application development within . Strong believer that everything can and should always be improved and initiated the DevOps transformation programme at As of March 2015 IT Director for the newly formed IT Retail Platform (DevOps) department which is crucial to grow further in becoming (also) the best place to sell.

Twitter: @menno_says_hi

Mihaela Tunaru, IT Team Manager at

Mihaela Tunaru

Biography: Mihaela Tunaru

Mihaela joined in 2012 after working as an IT consultant at Capgemini The Netherlands for about 5 years. Gave up the freedom of consultancy for the agility, passion and drive of Started as a software engineer within the company, and picked up also the Scrum Master role along the way. Enjoyed greatly leading and transforming the team into an early adopter of DevOps. Passionate about change and a firm believer in continuous improvement.