Past Meetup

Adopting DevOps in Large Enterprises

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In this meetup we will learn about the struggles and challenges that (people in) large enterprises face when adopting DevOps.

Doors open at 19:00 and talks will start at 19:15 sharp, please be on time!

There will be drinks and food after the talks, as usual!

We will have a book to raffle among those who arrive before 19:15!

Talk #1: (A Brief) DevOps History at EDP
Speaker: Sérgio Amorim

DevOps in an enterprise company is not easy, but it is possible! In this talk I’ll present the brief DevOps History at EDP, one of the largest companies in Portugal.

Either in cloud systems or in traditional legacy systems, the path to a DevOps pipeline is inevitable. I’ll take with you through our journey, showing you our path, and what we did to overcome some of the obstacles. Hopefully, after this session, you will know how to avoid our mistakes and replicate our successes.

Sérgio Amorim works in EDP as a DevOps Engineer. He is responsible for the DevOps implementation, changing the way how software is constructed, built, deployed, and operated. With the help of a framework, some tools but mostly through coaching the devops movement is starting to take shape, which will help the DevOps teams produce better software and, in turn, help the business get better value.

Talk #2: Agile and DevOps at BPI: Continuous, Incremental Transformation
Speaker: Tiago Marreiros

BPI’s IT is committed to Agile since 2010 and is one of the largest agile implementation in Portugal. Starting with Scrum, we have been continuously iterating and over the past few years we have ventured into Lean ideas, including Kanban and DevOps. We will share this journey with you, what we've learned and where we're heading. Why did we build our own custom tool to manage the whole value stream? What does DevOps mean in a large banking organization? How do we handle multiple technologies, from mainframe to low-code? How do we manage to iterate and keep the momentum? These are some of the questions we will try to answer with this talk.

Tiago Marreiros has been part of the 9-year journey that transformed the way BPI leverages IT, from waterfall to agile and onwards to lean and DevOps. He is currently responsible for the tool that enables a truly transparent, end-do-end, value stream that brings together everyone, from Business to Ops.