Where: Axosoft (Google Map) 13835 North Northsight Boulevard #205 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Agenda: 6:00 Registration Food and Drink 6:25 Announcements 6:30 Begin the Talk 8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements 

Description: DevOps Challenges Lean Coffee

Most of the time when we think of Agile we think of development teams. The most popular Agile framework, Scrum, is focused around the work of effectively creating a slice of functionality. After that functionality is Done, how it gets deployed and supported is the work of operations. Traditionally, operations is a group separate from the development teams. Deploying every iteration or even continuously requires close interaction between development and operations. DevOps is an idea for bringing development and operations closer.
In June we had a well received set of discussions around ScrumMaster challenges. We will bring that format back for this evening of discussions about DevOps Challenges. Bring your experiences and questions about DevOps to share and answer. Things like:
  • How to start lowering the wall between dev and ops.
  • When should operations get involved with development? At the end of an iteration? During planning? When?
  • What if operations is not currently able to deploy every two weeks?
  • What is the benefit of DevOps? When is the effort not worth the benefit?
Bring your own challenges as possible conversation points. We will investigate and address as many as we can. The goal is to give everyone practical ideas and tools that can be applied right away.

Speaker Bio:  Alan Dayley

After more than 25 years as a software engineer in embedded systems and enterprise, I found that the people side of creative work is where my passion lies.  I love creating moments of unusual experiences that build until changes in thinking happen.  Agile is about leveraging human capability as strengths instead of compensating for human capability as weaknesses.http://www.solutionsiq.com/author/adayley/

Speaker Bio:  Simin Kamali

Simin Kamali has over ten years of experience in Software Development in various industries, countries, and technologies following waterfall as well as Agile methodologies including, Scrum, Kanban and XP.  She is passionate about new ideas and eliminating waste in the development cycles and loves helping people to achieve their professional goals and dreams.  Currently, Simin is working as an independent SAFe trainer and consultant helping teams adopt SAFe where it makes sense and reduces complexity.