Workshops for Executives

Overview

Sanjeev Sharma, Author – DevOps Adoption Playbook

Marc Hornbeek, CEO at Engineering DevOps

DJ Schleen, DevSecOps Advocate at Sonatype

Dr. Niladri Choudhuri, Founder, CEO at Xellentro

OVERVIEW

With over 50% of large it enterprises using or intending to use, a DevOps approach in the next year, less than half of those already using DevOps report any level of success. When asked to identify the biggest obstacle to adopting DevOps, most cite “people” challenges – as opposed to process, technology or information – as the greatest issue.*

Resistance to change is the biggest barrier to DevOps adoption; and the best way to overcome resistance of this kind is to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change.

THE ANSWER: THE G2G3 DEVOPS SIMULATION

The G2G3 DevOps simulation is a highly interactive experiential learning workshop which demonstrates the business value and positive impact of a DevOps approach.

BENEFITS OF THE DEVOPS SIMULATION

  • Accelerates adoption of DevOps across the enterprise
  • Turns DevOps opponents into advocates
  • Clearly communicates the DevOps case for change
  • Accelerates a positive DevOps culture
  • Creates shared understanding for Development and Operations around how to work together as a high performing cross-functional team
  • Provides new practices that can be executed with immediate effect.

How it works?

THE SIMULATION IS TYPICALLY DELIVERED OVER 3 ROUNDS

ROUND 1 – CHAOS

Participants are quickly immersed in a real-life complex application development scenario. Chaos ensues, with poor communication and a lack of collaboration resulting in poor business results, higher development costs, longer testing times and more. As a result, opportunities are lost and revenues are negatively impacted. Following the first round, a review is facilitated to identify the issues and to discuss how a DevOps approach could drive improvement.

ROUND 2 -IMPROVED

Round 2 builds upon the learning outcomes from the previous round and introduces processes such as Service Virtualization, Minimum Viable Product iterations, Fail Faster and more. This drives maturity and empowers the teams towards automation, building a more collaborative culture, and ultimately improved business results.

ROUND 3 – OPTIMIZED

Building on the learning outcomes of Round 1 and 2, participants learn that instilling a DevOps culture is key to achieving operational excellence. Participants experience a pronounced shift in the reduction of development times and the number of errors each application had before reaching operations. Through collaboration, streamlining, automation and repeatable practices, participants realize improved ROI and optimized business results.

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

The G2G3 DevOps simulation is suitable for:

 

  • Executive buy-in to DevOps initiatives
  • Engaging Development Teams
  • Engaging those involved in Service,Process & Integration roles
  • Engaging Operations
  • Engaging the wider business
  • For tool and services vendors promoting DevOps solution

Instructor:Niladri Choudhuri Founder & CEO of Xellentro

Niladri has 27 years of IT consulting and training experience across a range of verticals and technology. He has strong experience in managing large global projects and programs setting up from scratch various practices for BI/DW, Project Portfolio Management, etc.
He has been providing training and consulting to large organizations across the world on Project Management, Portfolio Management, Agile, DevOps, IT Service Management, etc.
He is the first person to be DevOps Test Engineer Certified and Accredited by DevOps Institute in India and second in the world.
He is also accredited by G2G3 for their DevOps Simulation.

Prior to his entrepreneurial start with Xellentro, Niladri worked with Satyam, PwC, ITC Infotech, etc.,in various capacities. His last assignment was with Satyam as Practice Leader for Portfolio, Program and Project Management Practice.

DataOps is the new buzzword gaining traction in the IT industry. Whether one is doing Data Science and AI/Machine Learning (ML) Projects, or adoption of DevOps to improve one’s application delivery capability, the need to address the lack of agility and availability of data is driving DataOps adoption.

In an enterprise there are three sets of stakeholders engaged with data.

1. There are Data Owners: people who create and own the data because they own the application generating data; customers use that application and data is created/gathered; or the data is coming from sources such as telemetry data from the application or a log data from the application running in production.
2. There are Data Managers. These are the database administrators whose job is to manage the data, store it and secure it. And the IT teams that manage the systems and infrastructure that manage the data.
3. There are the Data Consumers. These are the data scientists, the AI and ML experts, and the developers and testers who need the data to be able to do their job.

DataOps is a set of approaches, across process improvement, technology adoption, and cultural and organizational change, to allow these three sets of stakeholders to work with, manage and share data across the enterprise in an agile and secure manner.

This ½-day workshop will introduce attendees to the concepts of DataOps. The workshop will approach DataOps thru two perspectives: (1) DataScience and AI/ML adoption, and (2) DevOps Adoption. The workshop will walk thru use cases and adoption examples and success stories for both perspectives. The workshop will leverage the technique of Value Stream Mapping to show how to identify the inefficiencies and bottlenecks in a Data pipeline across the enterprise and leverage the right DataOps practices to mitigate the inefficiencies. The workshop will also focus on the necessary cultural and organizational changes needed to adopt the right data culture in an enterprise to be able to adopt DataOps at scale and extract the full business value from the data in the organization.

Instructor: Sanjeev Sharma, author – DevOps Adoption Playbook

Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation, and Data Modernization thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Executive, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev was recognized at the highest levels of IBM’s core of technical leaders. He is currently leading the Data Modernization and Strategy practice at Delphix.

Sanjeev provides leadership to drive the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, architectures and strategies for Data Science, Cloud and DevOps transformations, and advises C-level and senior technical executives leading these transformations. Sanjeev published his 2nd book ‘DevOps Adoption Playbook’ in 2017. He regularly blogs and podcasts on DevOps, Cloud, and AI and Machine Learning on his popular blog http://sdarchitect.blog

IT security strategies and tools are at the top of the CIO priority list. Consequences of security attacks can include the following: • Loss of sensitive or proprietary information • Disruption to regular operations • Financial losses relating to restoring systems • Harm to an organization’s reputation

Why Is Continuous Security (a.k.a. DevSecOps) Important to Engineering DevOps?

DevOps compliance is a top concern of IT leaders, but information security is seen as an inhibitor to DevOps agility. Security infrastructure has lagged in its ability to become “software defined” and programmable, making it difficult to integrate security controls into DevOps-style workflows in an automated, transparent way. Modern applications are largely “assembled,” not developed, and developers often download, and use known vulnerable open-source components and frameworks.

Without proper consideration given to security engineering practices, the continuous delivery of software changes facilitated by DevOps is risky. On the other hand, DevOps provides an opportunity to reduce security risks if security is integrated into the continuous delivery pipeline according to engineering practices.

This workshop will explain “Why Engineering DevOps with Continuous Security is Important?, a “Continuous Security Engineering Blueprint”, “Nine Pillars of DevOps engineering practices for Continuous Security, “and a leaders guide to Seven steps of a proven DevOps Transformation Blueprint will be explained including Visioning, Alignment, Assessment, Solution, Realize, Operationalize, and Expansion.

The workshop will include some actual customer cases to illustrate the engineering approach to Engineering DevOps Continuous Security.

Instructor: Marc Hornbeek aka DevOps_the_Gray esq., CEO at Engineering DevOps Consulting

Marc is CEO of Engineering DevOps Consulting where he performs as the DevOps principal consultant, advisor, educator, mentor and author. Author of book “Engineering DevOps”, Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA) and DevOps Test Engineering (DTE) course for the DevOpsInstitute.com, blogger on DevOps.com, DevOps eBooks, webinars and white papers. Specialist / expert in DevOps assessments and strategic plans for enterprises that desire a practical roadmap to guide their DevOps transformation. Skilled with DevOps leadership, Collaborative Culture, Design for DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Test automation (CT), Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CD), Lab-as-a-Service (LaaS), DevOps Cloud Native and container infrastructures, automation, orchestration, Continuous Monitoring (CM), and Continuous Security ( DevSecOps). Skilled with application of DevOps continuous delivery best practices to enterprise, wireless, mobile, product manufacturers, and IOT applications. IEEE outstanding engineer 2016, Western USA. Senior IEEE member, 43 years. >70 DevOps transformations.

Many publications, industry events speaker, white label eBooks, blogs, webinars, white papers, pitch decks, patents, courses.

  • Executive MBA – Pepperdine University, California
  • Engineering (Honors)- Queen’s University, Canada
  • DevOps certs from the DevOps Institute: DevOps Foundations – DevOps Test Engineering (DTE) – Continuous Delivery Architect (CDA) – DevOps Leader

Affiliations:

  • www.EngineeringDevOps.com
  • www.DevOpsInstitute.com
  • www.DevOps.com
  • www.IEEE.org

Adopting DevOps has become table-stakes for any enterprise-scale transformation. Whether it is a full-scale Digital Transformation, one to drive Cloud Adoption, or to Modernize legacy applications, they all require adopting DevOps at scale to achieve the agility and scalability needed of IT. In a DevOps transformation one of the toughest roles is that of the Executive sponsor and leader. The Executive leader is not only responsible for formulating the business case for DevOps adoption, and developing and driving the adoption roadmap, but also for enabling all the transformational changes needed in the organization. These changes are not just in the areas of process improvement and technology adoption, but more so in the area of cultural and organizational change.

The Executive leader is responsible for achieving buy-in from all relevant stakeholder, for breaking the organizational silos that prevent proper communication and collaboration, and above all for fostering a culture of trust and joint ownership across the organization. Above all the Executive leader is responsible for defining the metrics and KPIs that will reflect the progress of the DevOps transformation, while being fully aligned with the business goals of the organization.

This ½-day workshop will walk thru examples and case studies of large-scale DevOps transformations the instructor has worked on, and coached Executive leaders from inception to scaled adoption. The workshop will use Value Stream Mapping as the core technique to define intermediate and final goals, understand current state, and develop a roadmap with defined steps and KPIs to get from one goal to the next. The roadmap developed will focus on the six areas of standardization needed to adopt DevOps at enterprise scale.

Instructor: Sanjeev Sharma, author – DevOps Adoption Playbook

Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation, and Data Modernization thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Executive, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev was recognized at the highest levels of IBM’s core of technical leaders. He is currently leading the Data Modernization and Strategy practice at Delphix.

Sanjeev provides leadership to drive the adoption of cutting-edge solutions, architectures and strategies for Data Science, Cloud and DevOps transformations, and advises C-level and senior technical executives leading these transformations. Sanjeev published his 2nd book ‘DevOps Adoption Playbook’ in 2017. He regularly blogs and podcasts on DevOps, Cloud, and AI and Machine Learning on his popular blog http://sdarchitect.blog

Essentialist DevSecOps is a workshop that provides attendees with a foundational understanding of how to successfully add Security Concepts and Controls into new or existing DevOps practices. During this four hour session, we’ll cut through the noise, buzzwords, and promises frequently heard when discussing DevSecOps and focus on what really needs to be considered. Beginning with a condensed and concise overview of the history of the DevOps and DevSecOps movements, participants will then learn about what security controls exist, which can be automated, and what pitfalls to be aware of with each. Utilizing concepts of Essentialism, attendees will understand how they can begin to create their own successful DevSecOps programs tailored to the needs of their business and development teams.

The key takeaways from this Workshop are as follows:

  • Common pitfalls when adding security into DevOps programs
  • The types of security controls that are available for automation
  • Understanding where to integrate security controls – and where not to
  • The concepts of Essentialist DevSecOps and identifying what really matters to successfully deliver your products to your customers

The following topics will be discussed during the workshop

  • Introductions
  • Lesson 1: Culture and Technique – A Brief History of Security and DevOps
  • Lesson 2: Automated Security Controls
  • Lesson 3: Cutting Through the Weeds – Essentialism in DevOps
  • Lesson 4: The Anatomy of a Successful DevSecOps Program

Instructor: DJ Schleen, DevSecOps Advocate at Sonatype

DJ is a seasoned DevSecOps advocate at Sonatype and provides thought leadership to organizations looking to integrate security into their DevOps practices. He comes from a practitioner background and specializes in architecting DevSecOps pipelines, automating security in DevOps environments, and breaking down organizational silos that inhibit the delivery of safer software.

DJ has worked to streamline development pipelines and practices for many Fortune 100 organizations by focusing on culture and technique. He uses this expertise to surface the right technology to serve business goals and support outcomes. He is an international speaker, blogger, instructor and author in the DevSecOps community where he encourages organizations to deeply integrate a culture of security and trust into their core values and product development journey.

 

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