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
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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 does research and strategy at Google Cloud following the acquisition of her startup DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) by Google. She’s coauthor of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps and is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She’s been an entrepreneur, professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in management information systems from the University of Arizona and is a research affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.