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#DOES18DOES18 London TransformationsDOES18 community members discuss transformation patterns ahead of London this June!
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#DOES18DevOps Enterprise Summit VegasDevOps Enterprise Summit London speakers and organizers chat ahead of the event October 22-24!
Gene Kim
What have been your favorite conferences that you’ve attended in your career?
Manuel Pais
DOES15 in SF :)
Carmen DeArdo
DOES14 was obviously my favorite because I got to meet an amazing community for folks like the ones on this call.
Wesley Pullen
DevOps Enterprise Summit (all years), Gartner ITOSS, Gartner ITExpo Barcelona (for obvious reasons ;)!), IBM User Conference in Las Vegas :)
Ben Grinnell
The inargural DOES14 San Fran
Gene Kim
Believe it or not, itSMF (the ITIL advocacy community) in 2004 was an incredibly dynamic and innovative community. Some people will find that very difficult to believe! @itsm_lisa
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DOES is always good -- interesting one was DevOpsDays SV 2011!
stevemayner
Going retro...a project management conference in the mid 1990's that gave me my first intro to Agile and Lean through a book called "Extreme Project Management." Changed the arc of my career forever.
Wesley Pullen
Also...DevOpsDays Istanbul was fabulous!!!
Mik Kersten
OOPSLA 98. I was a CS student, and got into a workshop group on modularity that Grady Booch was a participant in. Being so young and getting into such a high caliber of discussion had a huge impact on me.
Dominica DeGrandis
Just yesterday, I watched some videos from DOES14 SFO that are still so interesting and relevant.
Erica Morrison
DOES15 - this was my first DOES
Gene Kim
@cshl1 During that period, Velocity was back-to-back with DevOpsDays Silicon Valley, which was exhausting, but amazing.
Mik Kersten
@dominicad DOES14 SF was amazing and blew me away. It was after that conf that I started telling everyone that DOES was the best conference going. @carmendeardo Didn't we meet there?
Carmen DeArdo
@dominicad The Mark Schwarzt "how DevOps will save the Federal Government" was amazing
Carmen DeArdo
@mik_kersten yes we met right after my talk - and you introduced me to Sam!
Gene Kim
@mik_kersten What a privilege! That must have been amazing! Grady Booch!
Dominica DeGrandis
@carmendeardo Yes - how everywhere, ppl are just doing the best they can given the context they're in.
Mik Kersten
DOES14 was when I first heard the term "horses".
Ben Grinnell
Mark was amazing, as was John Willis - he did a talk I could understand!
Carmen DeArdo
@dominicad that also struck me and got me to talk more about the fact that we have to respect the current processes that got us where we are while being open to continuous improvement.
Fin Goulding
Hoping it will be DOES18 ;-)
#DOES19 London
Question: What is one skill others can’t live without when helping to lead an IT transformation journey?
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ability to hear and to listen
Erica Morrison
Continuous improvement
Wesley Pullen
Remember, DevOps and any IT Transformation involves people. So essentially all leaders are in the people business
Carmen DeArdo
To lead an IT transformation requires constancy of purpose (Deming) and patience and the ability to let others take credit for success. It also requires positivity and the ability to apply Systems Thinking. OK, that's more one! sorry
Mik Kersten
Vision that spans both the technology and the business constraints.
Ben Grinnell
the ability to start, learn and iterate rather than trying to design the transformed world
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
Vision is useless without execution #DevOps
Dominica DeGrandis
Bringing visibility of problems & risks to the table to provoke the necessary conversations that enable change.
stevemayner
Empathy. Change creates fear, we have to understand the source of the fear and understand from the other person's perspective. Genuine empathy is the foundation for building trust and willingness to consider a different way of working.
Gene Kim
@thebabymonster It has been my observation that persistence is a common theme among the DevOps Enterprise community: because favor and support are sometimes fickle and fleeting... :)
Fin Goulding
the ability to pause and think before committing
Gene Kim
@thebabymonster But it's also nice to know that the "good guys" are winning much more than they're losing. It's been my observation this community is one that is being promoted very frequently —
Ben Grinnell
@RealGeneKim promoted internally or headhunted enternally
Gene Kim
Is there a talent gap in DevOps? If so, what skills are needed most?
Manuel Pais
I’d say that above technical gaps, there’s still an empathy gap in IT that is causing a lot of the pain. Technical gaps are solvable, although most organizations are still looking for mythical “DevOps engineers” rather than invest in internal training and learning.
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
#DevOps @does_eur technical gaps are the easiest to close #culture requires consistent work
Ben Grinnell
leadership and empathy combined with everything you can pick up at DOES18
Wesley Pullen
Great question @realgenekim :). I believe that often times DevOps translates to DevDev in many companies where there is a heavy reliance on developers. However, we need business skills, operations skills, system management skills, security skills, testing skills, etc.
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@does_eur See inconsistent maturity across teams - great opportunity for us to evolve as an industry
Carmen DeArdo
I see more gaps with Leaders understanding how to apply Systems Thinking than technology gaps with staff.
Fin Goulding
Not skills per se but hiring with culture, trust and bravery in mind gives you the opportunity to find folks prepared to learn via participating in pair-programming or pair-devopsing.
Carmen DeArdo
@manupaisable agree. @nationwide did a great job investing in people and continuous learning programs. So did Bell Labs when I worked there.
stevemayner
The technical skills need to be refreshed for sure to learn modern practices, but also the non-tech skills, starting with a foundational understanding of what DevOps is and why it's different from past practices.
Jelena Laketić
yes and no, I see a bigger problem in spotting the difference between real talent and wannabe talent that knows how to sell themselves
Mik Kersten
@manupaisable I think the empathy gap is a key one. Chris Hill DOES17 SF talk has some fascinating analysis on this, drawing lines of empathy, eg, one directional vs bi-directional, between teams. This needs to be explored further.
Erica Morrison
The ability to learn is foundational as we constantly adapt new tools, technologies and practices
Gene Kim
@mik_kersten @manupaisable Agreed! That was a great presentation by Chris Hill!
Ben Grinnell
Senior leadership understanding is still a massive gap
Mik Kersten
@ben_grinnell How do you think we start addressing that?