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September 13, 2023

Learning Sprints at DevOps Enterprise Summit Las Vegas

By IT Revolution

We are just three weeks away from (hopefully) seeing you all in Las Vegas for the 2023 DevOps Enterprise Summit. This year, IT Revolution is once again excited to bring attendees a series of Learning Sprints hosted by our authors.

Learning Sprints are ~45-minute workshops designed to teach the audience a skill they can immediately take away and use in their own day jobs. Last year, Jon Smart et al. taught attendees how to complete an Outcome Canvas. David Anderson taught the basics of Wardley Mapping. This year, we look forward to bringing you 7 unique Learning Sprints over two days.

Below, we’ve outlined each of the Learning Sprints so you can start planning some of your DevOps Enterprise Summit experience.

System of Profound Knowledge in the Digital Age

Led by John Willis, author of Deming’s Journey to Profound Knowledge

This comprehensive workshop delves into the profound insights of Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK) and explores its enduring relevance and applicability in today’s digital age. Drawing from the wisdom shared in Deming’s Journey to Profound Knowledge, participants will explore how Dr. Deming’s timeless teachings can be practically applied to foster innovation, agile practices, and ethical considerations in the digital age. Attendees will leave with actionable insights, empowered to implement meaningful change and propel their organizations toward enduring success in the digital age. 

Finding Right Fit: Exploring Who You Are and How You Work

Led by Dr. Andre Martin, author of Wrong Fit, Right Fit

When you have a right fit company, you excel, gain confidence, deepen your competence, and feel your career accelerate. When you are in a wrong fit situation, it feels like everyone has the secret decoder ring for success except for you. It is hard, really hard. Finding a right fit company often feels like trying to hit a bullseye with a dart blindfolded. But, there is hope. Through an exploration of a few concepts and exercises from the book Wrong Fit, Right Fit, organizational psychologist Dr André Martin will help you take the first steps in the journey by providing you a space to explore who you are and how you prefer to work.

Ethics in Digital Transformation

Led by Mark Schwartz, Enterprise Strategist at AWS and author of Adaptive Ethics for Digital Transformation

In this workshop, we will try to untangle the questions of ethics in digital transformation. Participants will see how ethical questions arise when we carry ideas from the “bureaucratic,” old style of companies into the new, digital ways of doing business. Schwartz will present a number of frameworks for analyzing ethical questions and apply them to the everyday sorts of challenges managers face and discuss the importance of setting an ethical vision and building a culture of ethical concern.

The Governance Engineering Chronicles: Defying the Organizational Divide

Led by Bill Bensing, coauthor of Investments Unlimited

Unlock the secrets of governance engineering and defy the organizational divide in this captivating workshop. Participants will embark on a mind-bending journey that combines the magic of software engineering with the challenges of human-to-human interactions in the realm of governance. Through engaging discussions and interactive activities, participants will understand how to navigate and overcome the complexities of governance within organizations. With the knowledge and tools this workshop shares, attendees will be empowered to build their Governance Engineering practice and drive sustainable success. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a governance superhero and revolutionize your organization’s approach to governance!

Demand Analysis: The One Essential Exercise to Expose Time Theft & Optimize Workflow

Led by Dominica DeGrandis, author of Making Work Visible

The purpose of the Demand Analysis exercise is to identify the types of work teams do to deliver business value and the related problems (the team pain and the business pain) associated with workflow that must be addressed to improve speed, throughput, and efficiency. This hands-on session brings visibility to and examines the distribution of your team’s demand and inhibitors to delivery (e.g., dependencies/blockers, conflicting priorities, unplanned work). Come prepared to boldly describe what prevents your organization from getting work done.

Rapid Value Stream Mapping

Led by Andrew Davis and Steve Pereira, coauthors of the forthcoming book Flow Engineering

The DevOps community is still abuzz with talk about value stream mapping. But how many teams actually apply the practice, and how often? If it’s not a frequent practice, why not? Value stream mapping is often framed as an exhaustive, multi-day effort. But in our world of rapid IT change, “ain’t nobody got time for that.” In this workshop, learn how to create value stream maps as a team in minutes and hours, not hours and days. Steve and Andrew will introduce the basic practices of Flow Engineering to help participants learn this practice hands-on.

Keys to Architecting Cyber-Physical Systems to Enable Industrial DevOp 

Led by Dr. Suzette Johnson and Robin Yeman, coauthors of Industrial DevOps, with Hasan Yasar

This learning sprint, led by experts Dr. Suzette Johnson and Robin Yeman, will walk participants through the architectural needs that enable the use of Industrial DevOps for cyber-physical systems. The practice of Industrial DevOps leverages systems thinking, design thinking, lean, agile, DevOps, and more to help organizations build better systems faster. In this workshop, participants will also discuss a real-life case study that illustrates the application of architecting cyber-physical systems to enable Industrial DevOps.

We look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to register here.

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