ITx Rutherford 2019 Speakers

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Andrew Dingfelder

CTO, ThankYou Payroll

Andy Dingfelder is the Chief Technology Officer for ThankYou Payroll.

Prior to this he was a Principal Consultant where he designed and managed the implementation of DevOps and Continuous Delivery strategies focusing on test automation, Agile coaching and continuous improvement.

Passionate about building and mentoring technology teams, Andy has over 25 years of international business experience in the ICT sector, along with a Masters Degree in Public Administration / Information Systems, coupled with multiple certifications in Agile (Scrum Master, PAQ Trainer, CAE, & SAFe), and ISTQB (Advanced Test Manager & Advanced Test Automation Engineer)

A Practical Guide to DevOps - Helping your Team Survive the Transformation

Thursday 3:00pm - 3:30pm, ITPNZ (CCL Room 2)

Your organisation has finally gotten used to Agile project delivery, but now things are transforming again. The ICT industry is undergoing a fundamental shift in the way organisations deliver change and this crash course will present an overview of DevOps and the things your team needs to know to survive the coming changes.

The transformation which DevOps brings provides huge benefits. It results in improved efficiency, faster release and deployment cycles (bringing reduced failures and improved speed to market), along with improved communication, more productive teams and enhanced employee satisfaction.

Fundamentally DevOps is a set of practices and principles that helps enable delivery of higher quality projects with faster delivery speed. It promotes better collaboration between teams including application development, testing, operations, security, project management, business stakeholders and others, using Agile and Lean development methodologies to streamline and improve processes. It provides improved morale and productivity for your teams through cultural transformation, and automation can enable repeatability and improved quality, along with increased speed to market

This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of DevOps and the cultural changes that must occur in an organization starting this transformation. It draws on industry best practices and the author’s own experiences to discuss key concepts that should be considered when moving to a DevOps culture.