DevOps Enterprise is THE event for people who are bringing Lean principles into the IT value stream while building DevOps and Continuous Delivery into their organization.
The conference assembles leaders of large, complex organizations who will be sharing their transformation stories.
They have announced speakers from: GE Energy, Macy’s, Disney, Blackboard, Ticketmaster, Target, US Dept of Homeland Security, Nordstrom, Capital One, Raytheon, Barclays and more.
If you love heroic and courageous tales of DevOps transformations, this conference is for you!
If you can join me and members of the #ITSMCrew then register using promo code “ITSM20” for a 20% discount!
So, it’s really weird/sad/strange to not be attending itSMF Fusion (for the first time in 11 years!) but I am very excited to learn from these awesome organizations, make new friends and see my amigos who are attending.
Until your next trip to LisaLand…Happy Conferencing!
Looking back on my notes, here is what I said at the time.
There are only a handful of books that have a permanent location in my office bookshelf, and this is one of them. It’s a fantastic book that reads like a work of fiction, captivates like a mystery and educates like a textbook.
The characters are immensely engaging, and as the plot thickened I found myself thinking, “Holy Toledo Batman, how are they going to get out of this mess?”
Along with Bill, Patty, Wes, John and team, I was learning the core principles of DevOps. It’s like one of those recipes where they hide the vegetables. What you’re reading is good for you, but tastes so good going down, that you didn’t even notice. I learned so much about DevOps, and how ITSM can truly help the business win.
If you have a chance, read it — I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
Since that time, there has been groundswell of interest in DevOps; some of my favorites;
ITIL is turning 25 this year…just like me, who knew! 😉
In honor of this milestone, AXELOS commissioned a study (The Importance of ITIL® – A Global View – 2014 and Beyond) to provide a global and independent assessment of the current perception of ITIL, engaging nearly 400 C-Level and medium tier service managers in key international regions across a range of industries.
One of the stated reasons that the study was commissioned is because ITIL’s benefits are being questioned in light of factors such as cloud computing, more advanced automation, and agile. The results of the study reaffirm ITIL’s value, particularly in the eyes of IT executives. In fact, according to the study, just under 70% of executives indicated that ITIL is becoming more important in light of these trends.
Other interesting results presented in the survey include:
71% of those surveyed view ITIL as playing a tangible role in supporting the move to DevOps and Agile
ITIL 2011 adopters are more likely to see ITIL as growing in importance
40% of non-2011 respondents plan to move to 2011 soon
Certification and training was deemed the most valuable resource (over, for example, the core books themselves)
Having said that…43% of respondents specified ‘too busy’ as their reason for not taking ITIL training (Lisa Note: this is one of the many reasons ITSM Academy is now delivering live, virtual training and supplementing with our Learner Portal!)
We still have a ways to go, however…only 21% of the organizations surveyed had achieved ‘improved agility and flexibility in provisioning services’ through ITL (Agile Service Management to the rescue!)
I am kind of “little girl excited” about our next webinar. Probably because, ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED the Olympics; summer and winter, I equally love them both. Some of my fist TV memories are centered on the Olympics. Nadia, Flo-Jo, Eric Heiden, Greg Louganis, Mary Lou, Apollo; actually it would take too long for me to list them all! Let’s just say it’s serious. And now with TiVo, it’s almost ridiculous… but that’s for another day…
The point of today’s post is to invite you to our September Webinar; DevOps Gold: What the Olympics Teaches Us About Agile Development and Release. Presented by: Dave Roberts, Executive Advisor, BMC Software. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11am (Eastern) – Register
At the recent winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we saw athletes from all over the world striving for excellence. Some turned in the best performance of their lives and came home with a gold medal. Others, some favorites, struggled and saw their dreams slip away. In this presentation, we’ll see how DevOps done right is a lot like the Olympics. If you set reasonable goals, train hard, and execute well, you’ll reach DevOps Gold, too. But if you take your releases for granted, you may end up with nothing to show for it.
Join us for a complimentary webinar: DevOps: Moving Beyond Early Adopters to Pragmatic Acceptance on Thursday, May 15th at 11am (Eastern) – Register
Presenter: Alan Shimel,Editor-in-Chief, DevOps.com
Just about every technology trend over the last 30 years has followed a similar pattern. Originally championed by a dedicated core of enthusiasts, it gathers adherents among those willing to live at the bleeding edge. Over time champions emerge who seek to spread the word on the benefits of the technology. These visionaries eventually come to a chasm that separates early adopters from the vast majority of the mainstream. Some technologies cross the chasm, others fall in.
DevOps is now at precipice of the chasm. It appears to have the momentum to make the leap. Why? How will it affect you? Separating the fact from the hype, examining the truth behind the myth, learn how DevOps is not a threat to IT jobs, but can be the greatest catalyst of improved performance that we have seen in IT for a long time
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We have been working (tirelessly!) on our newest Line of Training – Agile Service Management®, and are continuing to add new courses to our portfolio. We are thrilled to announce the following courses:
DevOps Overview – 4 hour virtual class, introducing concepts of DevOps. February 28 (with many more options to come), virtual classroom.
DevOps Fundamentals – 2 day certification course, provides attendees the ability to formulate a high-level strategy and action plan for adopting DevOps in their organization. April 7-10, virtual classroom.
Certified ScrumMaster – 2 day certification course, which we are delivering in partnership with a leading Rep of the Scrum Alliance. March 17-18 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Agile Service Management: Applying Scrum to Process Design – 5 hour virtual class. Coming soon.