Over the last several years, Atlassian has transformed products like JIRA and Confluence from software into cloud services comprised of microservices. Agile practices are in Atlassian’s blood, but this transformation took us beyond Agile. The move to DevOps and microservices meant we had more teams shipping more software, often with higher stakes.
While most conversations around DevOps revolve around tool X or tool Y or the automation of X and Y, the reality is that DevOps requires high-performing people and teams: teams that understand the significance of working together; teams that learn continuously and don’t quit when things get tough; and teams comprising people with systems thinking and customer centricity.
You can’t hire these people from the outside and install them. You need to build them. You need to create the culture that supports them. And you need to establish the collaborative practices that make them great. That alchemy doesn’t happen on it’s own.
Sean Regan runs a brief DevOps Health Monitor live on stage and shares the other 26 team playbooks that emerged from Atlassian’s Agile, DevOps, and microservices journey.
You can pick up wall boards at the Atlassian booth during the show and download the playbooks here.
This keynote is sponsored by Atlassian.
Sean Regan leads the Software Teams group at Atlassian, which builds tools for software developers like JIRA, Bitbucket, and SourceTree, where he helps dev and IT teams collaborate in building, running, and supporting software. Sean started his career in IT when he received a firmly worded letter from Metallica’s and Dr. Dre’s lawyers about file sharing while working as a sys-admin—an experience that opened the doors to roles in security, compliance, e-discovery, and infrastructure technology.
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