Achieving Rapid Product Innovation with Lean Techniques and DevOps


Greg Newton (Vice President, Technology, Asurion)

Location: Grand Ballroom G

Date: Friday, May 4

Time: 11:00am - 11:50am

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: DevOps

Conference Journey: Business Leader

Audience: All

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Two years ago, Asurion's Soluto tech help product development team looked like a typical development team that you'd find anywhere. Product owners wrote requirements, dev teams would provide estimates, and priority battles would be fought at every sprint planning session. The release process was heavyweight, fragile and had significant risk, and in the end, many of the requirements failed to deliver value.

In this session, go behind the scenes to learn how the Soluto team started over and transformed every aspect of how they work. You'll learn about how the team is organized and changes in the team culture, the development process that focuses on going from idea to learning as fast as possible, and the Cloud-first and DevOps-first approach that enables speed. This is real life though, so you'll also hear about the inherent challenges that come with the new model of working.