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New York’s Software and Systems Process Improvement Network.

Topic: DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game

Presenter: Dana Pylayeva  

Date: Mon, 9/17/2018, 5:30 - 7:45 pm

   5:30 pm Networking

   5:50 pm  Welcome & Announcements*

   6:15 pm  DevOps with Chocoate, LEGO, and Scrum Game

   7:40 pm Raffle, meet Speaker, more networking

Location: ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor

*This includes a brief financial presentation by our host, Ronan Cox.

An organizational change could cause fear, bring havoc and face strong resistance. What if there was a way to ease into the change and help your teams (and your management) grasp the value of DevOps adoption?

Join this workshop and experience a way to learn about the benefits of DevOps culture through a simulation game. Use role card, avatars, LEGO and chocolate to visualize bottlenecks in the value delivery flow as well as build empathy for different roles involved in the process. You will learn to expand the boundaries of individual roles, acquire T-shaped skills and expand the Development team circle to include Operations and Security.

We will simulate building and patching environments and protect them from Hackers’ attacks. Through the game, we will transition to continuous value delivery, shorten feedback loop and accelerate the response to the ever-changing market demands.

This game was inspired by ideas from “The Phoenix Project” as well as a real-life experience on both sides of the Dev and the Ops teams. Join in to start building your DevOps transformation muscle memory; bring your Aha! Moments back to your organization!

Brief Bio:
Dana Pylayeva is an Agile Coach, trainer, author and international speaker with over 17 years of diverse IT experience. Keen interest in DevOps culture and experience in Gamification all come together in Dana's game and book “Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game”.

Dana is passionate about collaboration and helping the teams improve. She is a certified Training from the Back of the Room trainer, Open Space and Retrospectives facilitator, CSM, CSP, CSPO, Certified LeSS Practitioner and the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference. In April, Dana delivered a keynote to the Agile Games 2018 conference in Boston. Dana currently works at Hudson's Bay Company. 

Workshop Presentation History:
ConTest NYC, November 2017
Regional Scrum Gathering South Africa, November 2017
Enterprise Scrum Meetup NYC, August 2017
Agile Alliance Technical Conference, Boston, USA April 2017
Agile Practitioners 2017 Israel, Tel Aviv, Jan 2017

Lean Agile Practitioners of New Jersey, USA Dec 2016
Regional Scrum Gathering Rio, Brazil, Jun 2016
Agile and Beyond 2016, USA

Rakuten Technology Conference, Japan, Nov 2015
Global Scrum Gathering Prague, Czech Republic, Prague, Nov 2015
Agile2015 Washington, DC Aug 2015
XP2015, Finland, Helsinki, May 2015
AgileDays 2015, Russia, Moscow , May 2015

Toronto Agile and Software, Canada, Nov 2014
Global Scrum Gathering Berlin, Sep 2014
Global Scrum Gathering New Orleans May 2014
This presentation is applicable to devops, software developers, project managers, business analysts, and quality professionals who currently lead or seek to lead a tech organization. 

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Directions to ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave. , (Between 29th and 30th Streets), 15th Floor
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