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Delivering high-quality, modern applications requires DevOps tools and processes. This users group is for people who want to learn and discuss the advances being made to the application life-cycle management offerings that enable development teams to be more productive. We will be talking about process, AWS, Azure, Docker, Chef, and all the other great platforms, tools, and approaches driving the DevOps movement.

Upcoming events (3)

Product Management or the Intricate Art of Getting (the Right) Things Done

Friday, Feb 22 - 2:00pm-3:00pm ET Register for Online Webinar: https://cprime.zoom.us/webinar/register/1015482538327/WN_KcNi4isARWafZ4hODxwpgA Being a product manager is a rewarding yet challenging gig. Balancing product strategies with financial realities, strategic thinking with tactical needs, and customer desires with technical constraints can leave us frazzled and frustrated. As product managers there is a lot that's not in our control. We do have, however, some important levers we can pull to help us influence, decide, and advocate on behalf of our products. In this webinar we will explore the fascinating world of today’s product management, those aforementioned levers, and much more. Join us as Anne Steiner, Vice President of Product Agility at Cprime, discusses three common roles within a product organization and the multiple ways they have to influence varying types of product decisions and make things happen. Register for Online Webinar: https://cprime.zoom.us/webinar/register/1015482538327/WN_KcNi4isARWafZ4hODxwpgA

Scaling Product Thinking with SAFe-Secret Sauce for Meaningful Product Impacts

Thursday, Feb 28 - 1:00pm-2:00pm ET w Anne Steiner & David Laribee Register for Online Webinar: https://cprime.zoom.us/webinar/register/2015471409335/WN_9qeuX-EURvWaW02Vck_BKg The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is the agile methodology of choice for many large enterprises. It promises predictable and frequent delivery in complex environments. Our experience with organizations that adopt SAFe shows that an organization’s willingness to blend product-thinking, technical agility and a culture of learning is the secret sauce for catapulting the organization from “process excellence” into meaningful product impacts. In this webinar, we’ll share tried and tested ways of introducing product thinking and engineering practices into SAFe organizations, covering organizational, product, and technical ground. You'll learn: - How to establish products as value streams and gently reorganize ARTs over time without sacrificing product community or continuity. - How to use product stories to engage your teams before and during PI planning in a way that invites collaboration on a healthy blend of continuous discovery and delivery. - How customer, architectural, and operational learning pave the way for scaling to teams of teams from a DevOps perspective, including patterns and anti-patterns. Register for Webinar: https://cprime.zoom.us/webinar/register/2015471409335/WN_9qeuX-EURvWaW02Vck_BKg

ONLINE WEBINAR: The ART of Value Streams: Determining Paths to Value

with Ken France, SPCT, SAI Fellow Wednesday, March 6 - 1:00pm-2:00pm ET Register: https://cprime.zoom.us/webinar/register/7215493005900/WN_9vQ_xFR-QhWuIVYZTMWFcg The concept of a Value Stream is fundamental to SAFe and how to optimally organize your Teams, ARTs, and Solution trains. In fact, there’s a Value Stream Workshop that’s intended to help organizations identify their Value Streams, prioritize them, and ultimately decide where to start to launch your first ART. While determining the paths to value for your business may, on the surface, appear to be very easy, I can assure you that it’s an “”ART”” (pun intended)--not a science--to clearly identify and articulate them. In this webinar, Ken France, SAI SAFe Fellow, will explore ways in which to prep for a successful Value Stream Workshop, as well as what you should expect when you try to run your first one. He will provide examples from real workshops and provide some practical advice on how to make sure you come out with something concrete and actionable. Learning Objectives and Key Takeaways: **How to prep for a Value Stream Workshop **Tips/tricks for facilitating a Value Stream Workshop **Real examples of Value Streams from different contexts Register: https://cprime.zoom.us/webinar/register/7215493005900/WN_9vQ_xFR-QhWuIVYZTMWFcg