4–7 Nov 2019

A fairy tale about habits; Or what we can learn from Cinderella and her peers in DevOps

Sabine Wojcieszak (getNext IT)
16:4517:25 Thursday, 7 November 2019
Location: Hall A1
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Team leads, managers, leaders, technical and nontechnical team members, HR, and C-level executives

Level

Intermediate

Description

In the good, old times, fairy tales were used to distribute a common understanding of good and bad behaviors in an entertaining way, and Sabine Wojcieszak translates some ideas of fairy tales into the modern world of DevOps. Like Cinderella’s “The good in the potty, the bad in the croppy,” Sabine focuses on common habits on individual, team, and organizational levels, which either supports or harms your DevOps initiatives. DevOps is kind of a “team play” culture, and the way people behave is crucial to the success of it—even if they’re not directly part of the DevOps team.

She introduces some ideas of ways to foster the good habits, solve the bad ones, and help you discover habits in your own environment and start working on them.

What you'll learn

  • Learn that every individual, team, and organization has habits and to become more sensitive about the habits in your environment
  • Discover how important it is to address such habits, how destructive it can be if you don't care about the question of habits, how to strengthen good habits, and how to get rid of bad habits or turn them into good ones
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Sabine Wojcieszak

getNext IT

Sabine Wojcieszak is the enthusiastic Agile and DevOps enabler at getNext IT, a Kiel, Germany, based consultancy. As a coach, she helps teams and organizations to improve their teamwork and their communication in order to grow. She enables people to work in an agile way or to adopt the DevOps mind-set and focuses on the human part of such evolutionary process. Her personal interest is in the topics of New Work and the new approach of dealing with failure. Sabine is a well-known speaker at international tech conferences, author of several articles, and one of the devopsdays Kiel organizers. She’s one of the founders of the Kiel region community of Softwerkskammer.org—the German Software Craftsmenship community—and cofounder of the Slack Friday and Scalable Thinking meetups. For the Industrial DevOps open source research project Titan, Sabine is the community manager. She also lectures on topics of Agile project management, DevOps, and open source at the University of Applied Science in Kiel.

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