DevOps Culture Simulation (with Lego and Chocolate)

Topic: DevOps Culture Simulation (with Lego and Chocolate)
Speaker: Dana Pylayeva
Host: Rick Regueira

Unique simulation that makes DevOps topic accessible to all!

Organizations today can no longer afford to deliver new products or new features to their respective markets once a year or even once a quarter.
While not everyone can reach the rate of change that Amazon reports, adopting DevOps can help an enterprise significantly shorten their lead time and increase the deployment frequency. All while achieving much lower change failure rate, higher availability and better security.

Join Dana Pylayeva, the author of “Introduction to DevOps with Lego, Chocolate and Scrum” to experience a short version of her popular DevOps Culture simulation workshop.

Ideally designed for organizations that are

– Evaluating their approach to DevOps transformation
– Making their first steps in adopting DevOps practices
– Noticing the gaps left by “automation only” approach to DevOps.
– Struggling to bring business on board with the DevOps initiatives.

The course is enabling participants to gain the insights into the “Why” and the “What” of the DevOps before jumping into the “How”. Through this powerful role-based simulation, participants experience the benefits of cross-training, learn to eliminate silos, adopt systems thinking and practice optimizing the flow of value from business to development and to IT operations.

This unique simulation uses LEGO, Chocolate, role cards as well as principles of “Training from the Back of the Room” by Sharon Bowman to maximize engagement and enable the shift of the learners’ mindset from reluctant skeptics to supporters and advocates of DevOps culture.

About Dana Pylayeva:

Dana is an independent Agile Coach, trainer, international speaker with over 18 years of diverse experience in software development, IT operations as well as an enterprise transformation coaching. Dana has spoken at 35 conference in 15 countries.

Author of “Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game”, she designs and delivers experiential Agile and DevOps workshops for organisations around the world (Canada, US, Ireland, UK, India, Russia etc)

Dana holds MS in Robotics and Mechatronics from Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN”.

Enthusiastic collaborator, she builds communities, organizes conferences and enjoys connecting with agilists from around the world. Dana is the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC, co-organizer of NYC Scrum User Group and a Program co-chair at Agile2019 conference.