The Lord of the Rings: DevOps Edition
Modern software delivery involves lean principles, DevOps practices, and of course tools. Implementing those elements in harmony will necessitate a change in how teams operate—more specifically, it will require a change in how managers think about teams. If teams truly want to leverage the power of DevOps and become high-performing, how should leaders think about team construction? Using comical analogous reasoning, Joseph Ours will discuss the fellowship in The Lord of the Rings , the roles, the mission, and the skills team to extrapolate what can be learned. Joseph will take artistic license every now and then in order to make a point—because hobbits and IT are not a common analogy—but it will apply to leadership lessons he learned by analyzing each team member and their role. You'll leave with an understanding of what place roles have on high-performing teams, what commonalities exist across team members, and some sage advice for all the wizards in your fellowship.