Schedule: Velocity Culture sessions

The Velocity Culture track features plenty of food for thought for the long-term health of your organization. Learn how to fully embrace a culture of performance and operations in your company, stay resilient, and manage complex systems (of the technical AND human variety) in the face of impossible odds. Future-proofing, really.

Velocity Culture, Mission City Ballroom
Dylan Richard (Modest, Inc - formerly Obama for America)
Average rating: ****.
(4.51, 82 ratings)
How gamedays at the Obama campaign led to an uneventful Election Day. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Mission City Ballroom
Kate Matsudaira (popforms)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 85 ratings)
Being great at operations means much more than being technically competent. To be truly successful you have to understand people. Every one of your teammates and everyone one of your customers is a person. And to get what you want, you have to build trust and meaning with those people. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom ABCD
Dan Milstein (Wayfair)
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 33 ratings)
The real challenge of running an effective post-mortem is the complex, messy, all-too-human *feelings* of everyone involved. This talk gleefully tackles that challenge head on, and lays out effective techniques for helping a team to learn as much as possible after a public (and generally, pretty shameful) failure. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom ABCD
Gene Kim ("The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" ), Jez Humble (DevOps Research and Assessment LLC), James Turnbull (Glitch), John Willis (Enstratius)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 29 ratings)
We designed the 2012 DevOps Survey to learn the habits and health of the DevOps Community. We received 4,000+ responses, and the analysis yielded astonishing results. DevOps is no longer the domain of large-scale WebOps shops; it is entering mainstream. We will share DevOps practices that correlate with significantly higher business performance, as well as their demographics and psychographics. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom ABCD
Jennifer Davis (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 16 ratings)
Conference talks often cover how to measure, and improve services through dashboards. This talk aims to help the audience use personal metrics gathering and visualizations to reduce interrupts, improve self assessment and manage career growth. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom ABCD
James Turnbull (Glitch)
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 18 ratings)
Operations people frequently communicate and learn through stories and mythology. We're going to examine why these stories and mythology matter, how they shape your culture and why sometimes telling these stories can give your Operation's people nightmares. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom ABCD
Jonathan Reichhold (Life On Air)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 20 ratings)
Firefighting. Not academic where you can debate for a long time. Pressure is constant. Burns many folks out but have to make local optimal decisions and keep pushing to improve. Read more.
Velocity Culture, Grand Ballroom ABCD
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 23 ratings)
Velocity is about performance and operations - and the most high performing operations organizations practice both Devops and Continuous Delivery. This talk will show you how to successfully adopt both within your organization, supported by real-world examples of victory and defeat. Revolutionary change requires revolutionary behavior - this talk tells you how to win. Read more.


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