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Robert Cain - The Joy of DevOps

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Session Details --
Let's face it, your company is a mess. Well, it is if it's like most companies. Long release cycles, failed implementations, constant firefighting. You may have heard the term "DevOps" as a possible solution, but just what is it? Just as Dr. Goldratt revolutionized manufacturing with his book "The Goal", the founders of the IT Revolution have brought those same techniques to IT. In this session, we'll start with a fundamental understanding of the three ways of DevOps: Flow, Feedback, and Continuous Learning and Experimentation. We'll discuss examples of all three areas, and how they can be implemented in your organization. You'll see how Agile and Kanban fit into the DevOps framework. Finally, you'll learn how you can begin implementing DevOps on a personal level, affecting change even from a non-management position. Along the way the presenter will share stories of personal experiences from his 25 years in the IT field.

Speaker Details --
Robert C. Cain ( is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is also a course author for Plurasight, author for Red Gate's SImple Talk website, and co-author of 4 books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields ranging from manufacturing to telecommunications to nuclear power.