Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Secrets and surprises of high performance: What the data says

10:10am–10:25am Thursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom 220 Level: Beginner
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Average rating: ****.
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Over the past four years, the State of DevOps Report has shown exactly how high-performing IT teams decisively outperform low-performing peers. So how do you become a high-performing technology organization?

Nicole Forsgren shares results and stories to uncover the secrets and surprises of what really makes high-performing technology-driven teams and organizations, helping you deliver quality software quickly and reliably. The insights include architecture, burnout, leadership, and employee engagement. You’ll leave with takeaways you can apply immediately to make your team more effective and warning signs to watch out for as you continue to push the envelope in your technology journey.

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Nicole Forsgren


Nicole Forsgren is the CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). Nicole is an IT impacts expert who is best known for her work with tech professionals and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in knowledge management, IT adoption and impacts, and DevOps. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. Nicole has been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and her work has been featured in various media outlets, peer-reviewed journals, and conferences. She holds a PhD in management information systems and a master’s degree in accounting.