Oops, We Inflicted DevOps on our Business–Now What? with Allison Pollard

It seems that everyone is aflutter with DevOps, the shiny new panacea for all of our software ailments. What technical goodness can DevOps bestow upon us? What riddles does it unlock for us as technologists? How do business goals align in order to wring the true value from DevOps?

Delivering value faster is a desire of many business and IT leaders, and it often looks like a win-lose proposition to achieve it. Metrics and edicts seem to have competing interests, like the car racer being told to “go faster” and “save fuel.” Barry and Allison will share their experiences with organizations and teams embracing DevOps and how it impacted both IT and business. We’ll explore the dynamics of goals and the conflict they can incite through an interactive game to further dive into what happens when DevOps is and isn’t in tandem with agile coaching.

Join us to look at what it means to align business and IT goals for creating a successful DevOps culture and how agile coaching fits in.



Brewing Great Agile Team Dynamics — No More Bitter Beer Face Communications with Allison Pollard

Ever find yourself making a sour face after talking to a coworker?

Wishing your team meetings felt more like an engaging social hour?

There is hope. Those everyday conflicts where something seems “off” after a conversation are often related to differences in communication styles. When team members understand themselves and others, there’s less conflict, more collaboration, and better working relationships. more…

Here are the slides from the presentation.


The Act of Transforming with Allison Pollard

What does transformation mean for an organization of people? Organizations treat an agile transformation as a singular event. It is a budgetary line item, a noun, a one-time metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. While one gains credibility by having “been there, done that,” what impact does that have more…