Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Transform organizational culture for DevOps success (sponsored by IBM)

Eric Minick (IBM)
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Location: LL20 D
Average rating: ****.
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how high-performing organizations have embraced culture change


An organization’s ability to adopt a DevOps approach for software delivery often hinges on a cultural transformation that may be more difficult than technology issues. The keys to success are change supported from the top down combined with people on the front line who are willing to experiment, fail fast, continuously learn, and openly collaborate in a blameless and fun working environment. When done right, the result is a renewed level of trust between the people involved and the organization they work for. Eric Minick explains how high-performing organizations have embraced culture change, as well as the impact on organizations that haven’t. If you’re thinking about embarking on your own DevOps journey, remember—culture is key.

This session is sponsored by IBM.

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Eric Minick


Eric Minick is an offering management lead at IBM, where he is responsible for leading the product management team overseeing the UrbanCode suite and related offerings. Previously, Eric was a developer, technical seller, and evangelist at UrbanCode before its acquisition by IBM. Eric is an internationally recognized authority on continuous delivery and DevOps. He has a background in developing delivery tools and has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies implement modern delivery approaches. Eric shares this experience as a speaker, blogger, and author of Application Release and Deployment for Dummies.

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