ForumWebinar Series

Since 2015, IT Revolution—founded by author and researcher Gene Kim—has been assembling the DevOps Enterprise Forum in Portland, Oregon, with the goal of identifying and creating written guidance around the top problems facing the community.

To dive deeper into the latest set of DevOps learnings provided by the Forum, we’re kicking off a webinar series which will debut a new episode every Wednesday from May 19 through June 23. Each session will focus on a different paper that arose from the most recent Forum event, and include insights and interviews with some of the authors. 

Register for some or all of the sessions below, and we look forward to learning together.

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Wednesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. PT

Industrial DevOps 2.0

When deploying Industrial DevOps at scale, we now must consider the criticality of designing technical architecture, team organization, and intentional culture architecture with dynamic learning and feedback loops.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Industrial DevOps principles that development organizations can use to bring power to those building large-scale, cyber-physical systems
  • How to define a technical roadmap based on incremental solution development
  • Best practices when addressing psychological safety and cultural barriers for organizational change

Agenda:
Introductions | 5 minutes
Discussion | 40 minutes

Speakers

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Dr. Suzette Johnson
Enterprise Lean-Agile Strategy at Northrop Grumman
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Jeff Shupack
President of Advisory Practice at Project & Team
01
Wednesday, May 19, at 10 a.m. PT

Creating the Case for Change in a Successful Organization

Many organizations are unknowingly complacent and only incorporate significant changes when a crisis or imminent threat emerges. To correct this issue, we’ll explore the questions you need to answer first to avoid a crisis. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Thoughts to help you build a case for change 
  • Examinations of tools to leverage in starting change awareness
  • Ideas on how to proactively prepare for the future

Agenda:
Introductions | 5 minutes
Discussion | 40 minutes

Speakers

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Tamara Ledbetter
Enterprise Agile Transfornation Executive at Banking and Finance
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Adam Zimman
DevOps Consultant
02
Wednesday, May 26, at 10 a.m. PT

Four Frameworks for Portfolio Management

Every business managing a portfolio of products must regularly evaluate the strategic positioning of each product as well as its ability to drive future revenues and profits. In this session, we’ll provide leaders responsible for managing a portfolio of products with four frameworks to critically evaluate a company’s product portfolio and develop an informed strategy moving forward.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Four valuable frameworks and how they can be applied to bring structure to a constantly-changing product landscape
  • Best practices to help your company compete in the age of disruption
  • How to chart a path that will help your company succeed

Agenda:
Introductions | 5 minutes
Discussion | 40 minutes

Speakers

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Chris Hill
Director, Engineering at T-Mobile
03
Wednesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. PT

A Framework for Incident Assessment and Learning

Incidents are an existential threat to businesses that build, operate, and consume technology services. Luckily, you can improve your overall organizational response to incidents with the following framework: Prepare, Respond, Review. This presentation will help you point your northstar toward the ideal state and change the narrative about incidents from blame to learning. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • A framework for incident response that can be evolved over time
  • Dysfunctions with traditional incident management and ways to correct them
  • Real-world, right-sized patterns and examples that can be used for incremental improvements to incident responses 

Agenda:
Introductions | 5 minutes
Discussion | 40 minutes

Speakers

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Randy Shoup
VP Engineering and Chief Architect at eBay
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Erica Morrison
VP of Software Engineering at CSG
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Josh Atwell
Sr Technology Advocate at Splunk
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Scott Prugh
CTO at CSG
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Shaaron Alvares
Agile Delivery Lead at Disney
04
Wednesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. PT

Measuring Software Quality

There are a set of measurable leading indicators to achieve desirable outcomes in software quality. We’ll provide a framework to create high-quality code that will help ensure the best possible performance and end result from your team.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The importance of adding to familiar software quality attributes with some less widely understood elements, such as the use of feature flags
  • The most effective measures of software development and operations processes
  • Commonly used measures of software quality that can be misleading

Agenda:
Introductions | 5 minutes
Discussion | 40 minutes

Speakers

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Stephen Magill
VP of Product Innovation at Sonatype
05
Wednesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. PT

Evolving the Funding Process

Balancing the high-risk investment of innovation with traditional business-as-usual tasks has always been tricky for corporations. Understanding the criticality of funding both innovation and business-as-usual means organizations must also use the right investment selection process, establish guardrails to avoid misuse, and meet fiduciary responsibility requirements.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Pitfalls of traditional funding models
  • The “Three Horizons” model and why you should consider using it for investment assessments
  • Why there is no one-size-fits-all funding strategy or process

Agenda:
Introductions | 5 minutes
Discussion | 25 minutes

Speakers

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Keanen Wold
Manager, Development Services at Prime Therapeutics