Kill DevOps


Mark Smalley


There is much hype around DevOps, so what are we actually talking about?How do you 'sell' DevOps to business executives who don't understand IT?No business value is realized until the users actually utilize the systems well, but this is often the weakest link in the IT value chain, so you need to extend your scope.

But why "Kill DevOps"? This refers to an ancient Zen saying about a monk’s journey towards enlightenment and awakening. If you think that you’ve found Buddha, think again, because you never will. It’s the same with DevOps; it’s about continuous experimentation and learning. 

Speaker Biography

Also known as The IT Paradigmologist, Mark Smalley thinks, writes, and speaks extensively about IT ‘paradigms’ such as DevOps. He is an IT Management Consultant and Trainer at Smalley.IT. Mark is also a Global Ambassador for the non-profit ASL BiSL Foundation and for the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA). People collaborate with Mark to discover where they are and to visualize where they want to be. Mark has spoken at hundreds of events in more than twenty countries. 

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