This is a group for anyone interested in the use of agile to create a better way of working. Anyone is welcome, experience of agile methods isn't necessary. We'll be looking to share and learn from each other, listen to war stories, try and help those where we can.
James is a Senior DevOps Consultant and helps organisations build and empower high performing IT teams, that deliver software faster and more reliably to the end user. With 20 years of experience working in and leading Development and Operations teams, James has been on a journey from Mainframe to the Cloud. Since joining DevOpsGroup James has assisted clients to migrate their workloads to the cloud and learn the technical skills needed to deploy and run software in a repeatable and reliable way.
This talk is designed to explain the Principles of Site Reliability Engineering. Introducing concepts such as Error Budgets, Toil, Service Level Objectives and Service Level Indicators.
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a team. And this team, no matter how hard they tried, just couldn’t do agile. They went on a quest to find the “Scroll of Agility”, and after many a death defying feat, stood atop mount Lean under the shade of the great old Scrum-fall tree, they opened the scroll…
Sometimes, we spend so much time as individuals and teams on a quest for change, for transformation. But maybe, we can’t be changed? Maybe, no one can change us. Any maybe, that’s exactly how it should be.
In this session we will take a journey to authenticity, and discover why it matters not only to individuals, but to truly effective teams.
* Why authenticity matters for both individuals and teams?
* Understand how to guide teams towards discovering what is authentic for them.
This session is about my personal journey to authenticity and my own recognition of the link between authenticity and team effectiveness.
In the session we will discuss the contradiction between wishing to imitate people who seem really authentic, and true authenticity. And how this isn’t dissimilar to the way many teams work. Imitating other teams and organisations.
We will explore a case study of three teams I worked with, with very different outcomes.
We will explore the work of Ken Robinson, The Energy Investment Model from John Edmonstone and the concept of contextual misalignment.
We will then look at some ways coaches and leaders can work with teams to improve their effectiveness, and that doesn’t mean telling them how to do the process, it means guiding them to discovering their own.
This is the inaugural Swansea South Wales Agile Meetup. The group will meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month @ TechHub. The first topic and speaker will be announced soon (watch this space).
Hope to see you there :)