Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : DevOps for the Agile Practitioner

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

DevOps for the Agile Practitioner

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As an agile coach, ScrumMaster, or product owner, you interact with technical teams every day, even though you may not have a technical background yourself. You hear and read about DevOps all the time, but the truth is that you’re not really sure what DevOps is or exactly how it can help your company. You also have a feeling the executives in your company may be questioning whether their massive investment in agile is paying off. Lee Eason will help nontechnical agile practitioners understand exactly what DevOps is and why it’s valuable. You will leave understanding the background, key metrics, and knowledge areas behind DevOps and be better equipped to partner with your teams to drive meaningful and sustainable change. You'll get practical, metrics-driven guidance that will help you drive valuable improvements with your teams and be able to bridge the gap with business leaders.

Lee Eason
IHS Markit
As the Executive Director of DevOps at IHS Markit, Lee Eason is serious about high-performing teams. After finishing his undergraduate program in history education, Lee pursued a career as a self-taught technologist. Over the past 18 years he has enjoyed being a coder, a development leader, and a change agent. For the past four years he has led a DevOps transformation for a global financial technology company, reducing deployment overhead by hundreds of person days per month and improving quality and customer satisfaction. In 2018 he also founded Tekata.io and launched a tool that helps teams optimize hiring and training around team health and capability. He has worked in various technology industries, including marketing, education, health care, and finance. You can read Lee’s articles on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @leejeason.