Kill DevOps

Presented by

Mark Smalley, The IT Paradigmologist

About this talk

The title ‘Kill DevOps’ refers to an ancient Zen saying about a monk’s journey towards enlightenment and awakening. If you think that you’ve found it, think again, because you never will. It’s the same with DevOps: it’s about continuous experimentation and learning. DevOps brought Agile’s value proposition closer to the users by speeding up deployment (and more!). Yet no value is realized until the users actually use well-conceived systems well. This is often the weakest link, so we need to extend our reach. The presentation offers a definition of DevOps in terms of cultural norms, technical practices and architecture, referring to the recently published DevOps Handbook. It also covers multidisciplinary collaboration, the relationship between Agile and DevOps, and ‘selling’ DevOps to senior executives. Bio Mark Smalley, also known as The IT Paradigmologist, is specialized in Application Management and Business Information Management. Mark is an IT Management Consultant at Smalley.IT and Ambassador at the ASL BiSL Foundation. He is also affiliated with AllThingsITSM, APMG International, BrightTALK, BRM Institute, GamingWorks, IT4IT Forum, ITPreneurs, Pink Elephant, Taking Service Forward, Topconf, and Van Haren Publishing. Mark has reached out to thousands of IT professionals at more than 100 events in more than 20 countries. Connect with him @marksmalley &

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