Interested in Learning More About DevOps and DASA?

Breakout Sessions at FUSION18

If so, we encourage you to attend one or more of the presentations members of DASA team you don’t want to miss hearing from Mike Orzen, Mark Smalley, Carmen DeArdo and Paul Wilkinson who will be delivering presentations which cover topic like Value Stream Mapping and Lean IT, Realizing More Business Value with DevOps, Applying DevOps Practices to Architect Your Delivery Pipeline for Speed, DevOps will fail Unless.. Below is a short overview of each of their presentation.

So, don’t miss the opportunity to join their sessions to learn more. See you in St. Louis!


Mike Orzen
FUSION18: BREAKOUT SESSION

Value Stream Mapping for DevOps and Lean IT

Mike Orzen

DASA Ambassador,Founder & President at Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.

Tuesday, October 2
10:15-11:15

Value Stream Mapping for DevOps and Lean IT applies core Lean principles to drive quality, flow, and productivity throughout the entire Service Management Life Cycle. Value stream mapping represents a mindset, skillset, and toolset which is used to deeply understand end-to-end business processes with a DevOps and Lean IT lens. This talk will focus on how value stream mapping complements all IT transformations as a way of thinking and acting, focusing heavily on the flow of quality information and services.

Mike Orzen presents a fun and fast-paced talk exploring why value stream mapping is essential to foster a successful IT transformation, how to successfully leverage value stream mapping to drive Lean IT and DevOps thinking and behaviors, and developing a transformation roadmap from value stream mapping findings.

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Mark Smalley
FUSION18: BREAKOUT SESSION

Realizing More Business Value from DevOps

Mark Smalley

DASA Ambassador, The IT Paradigmologist

Tuesday, October 2
11:30-12:30

The commonly encountered “continuous-centric” application of DevOps, focusing on continuous integration, delivery, and deployment, improves the speed of delivery and resilience of IT services. But more benefits are possible when the scope is broadened and the business is involved in business analysis and business value optimization so that the users actually realize more of the potential value. Paradoxically, this is often the weakest link in the whole business-IT-business value chain – IT has delivered the required information system but the users don’t understand the functionality or misinterpret the information, leading to poor business decisions. Identify and elevate the weakest link in the WHOLE value chain, not just the IT function!

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Carmen DeArdo
FUSION18: BREAKOUT SESSION

Applying DevOps Practices to Architect Your Delivery Pipeline for Speed

Carmen DeArdo

DevOps Speaker, Author and Consultant at DeArdo LLC

Tuesday, October 2
14:45-15:45

At the summit of the DevOps journey is the ability for teams to deliver more frequently to be more responsive to their business. This requires that teams, first, understand their delivery value stream including blockers and wait states, to determine what can enable them to deliver more quickly. In order to do this, teams must be given visibility and metrics (e.g. lead time) in order to understand what their constraints are. In addition, the underlying delivery pipeline used by teams must be integrated and architected for speed of delivery.

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Paul Wilkinson
FUSION18: BREAKOUT SESSION

DevOps will fail unless….

Paul Wilkinson

DASA Ambassador, Director & Owner of GamingWorks

Wednesday, October 3
14:45-15:45

Many organizations are adopting DevOps practices to support Digital Transformation and the growing business demand for agility. Many organizations will fail to gain the hoped-for benefits of DevOps. However, we can no longer afford to fail. As stated in the Wall Street Journal As stated in the wall street journal – “Enterprises are not ready for DevOps but will not survive without it”. What are these key reasons for failing? What can you do about it?

In this session, we will explore the findings from more than 400 organizations who participated in the Phoenix project simulation and share their key discoveries as to why their organization’s struggle and the critical success factors they discovered during the simulation exercise. We will also explore how they used the DASA competence model and assessment to help develop the right team skills, finishing with their top 3 recommendations.

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