The Impassable Last Mile of Continuous Delivery


Mandy Hubbard (Software Engineer/QA Architect, CS Disco)

Patrick Hubbard (Head Geek, SolarWinds)

Location: Grand Ballroom G

Date: Thursday, May 3

Time: 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: DevOps

Audience: Intermediate

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

Use DevOps, they said. Adopt Agile they said. All you need is continuous delivery, they said. But do "they" really know what that means? None of them understand the last mile of your DevOps. They don't even realize they're asking you to change your culture -- the most difficult thing to change. How do you transform the mindset of an established, rigid IT department into a team of engineers that can reliably make more changes weekdays, 9-to-5, than they're currently making during night and weekend maintenance windows? They're asking you to go faster and fail fast. Yet sometimes you feel you're simply failing fast at going faster.

Continuous delivery expert and QA architect Mandy Hubbard (CS Disco), and early SRE Head Geek and enterprise transformation evangelist Patrick Hubbard (SolarWinds) present an honest assessment of the state of cloud, DevOps and digital transformation. The discussion includes best practices to move past the hype of Agile cheerleaders to workable, incremental culture changes that actually achieve your company's goals and create a cohesive team environment. The developer benefits of continuous can transform IT delivery with a little pragmatic adaptation of their culture and techniques.

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