Fostering The Third Way - Your DevOps Dojo

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In the DevOps Handbook, Gene Kim introduces the Third Way - The Technical Practices of Continual Learning. Enter the DevOps Dojo - an immersive environment where whole teams come together to learn and practice their skills while solving real business problems.

“Teams learn better in the immersive eco-system of Dojos than they do using traditional forms of training.” There are pragmatic reasons why and how Dojos help teams bond around product, foster rapid experimentation, and reframe small failures as learning.

In this talk, I’ll frame the need for dojos. From there I will walk attendees through the dojo format, including things they need to think about when creating their own. We’ll wrap up with simple calls to actions for people to take to bring learning forward.

Come to this talk not only to learn about what works in creating a Dojo but also how Dojos help up-skill your teams and support the cultural DevOps change.

About Bill Allen:
Bill has spent over 20-years as a consultant and employee developing software for every major financial exchange in Chicago (except for the Chicago Stock Exchange). Before that he developed software at the now fallen retail giant which arguably was the Amazon of its time - Sears Roebuck & Co.

As Founder and Principal Consultant of agile Innovation Labs, he now coaches and trains teams to apply Software Craftsmanship and Product Discovery in their journey to develop the right product, right. His mission is to share pragmatic perspectives to forming common vision, strengthen collaboration, and improve product delivery for positive outcomes.

Bill resides in Chicago. When he is not husbanding, fathering, coaching, or biking he is writing. Bill is working on his first book entitled "Teaching Coaches to Hang Glide / Being Fearless for Your Team”.