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Implementing DevOps… and Making it Actually Stick - with Alex Papadimoulis

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Implementing DevOps… and Making it Actually Stick - with Alex Papadimoulis

Time: May 22, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Red Gate Software, Cambridge
Street: Cambridge Business Park
City/Town: Cambridge
Website or Map:…
Phone: +44 (0)1223 900107
Event Type: talk, networking, fun, devops, agile, software, development
Organized By: Jacqui Davidson, Software Acumen
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2017

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Please pre-register here to guarantee your place. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.


If you’ve ever been involved in promoting cultural changes within an organization, you may have experienced something even more disheartening than flat-out rejection: a full rollback of cultural change and a decade-long resentment of anyone remotely associated with the implementation. This has happened at countless organizations with agile, with SOA, with virtualization – and it’s starting to happen with DevOps.

How can such as simple idea that’s been so successful at so many companies become such a resounding failure at others? It’s not the organization, and it’s certainly not DevOps. The problem lies in the implementation, and ultimately, with its promoters and champions.

In this talk, I’ll discuss both technical and organizational strategies for a successful long-term DevOps implementation, go over a few big failures at big companies, and cover the common and not-so-common pitfalls when promoting this type of cultural change.


18:00 - 18:30 registration, food & drinks

18:30 Welcome from Mark Dalgarno (Software East)

18:35 - 19:35 Talk

19:35 Close and thank yous

About Alex Papadimoulis (Inedo)

Alex is speaker and writer who's passionate about looking beyond the code to build great software. In addition to founding Inedo – the makers of BuildMaster, the popular continuous delivery platform – Alex also started The Daily WTF, a fun site dedicated to building software the wrong way.

Alex is @apapadimoulis on Twitter.

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Comment by Mark Dalgarno on May 17, 2013 at 21:00

We could do with a few more sign-ups to this event. Alex is over from the States so you won't get many other opportunities to hear him speak...

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