The Journey to Happier and More Productive DevOps Teams
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

If you are a DevOps leader (or aspire to be one), a member of a team (or may be in one in the future) or are just looking to develop your skills, this talk (based on Bruce Tuckman's model, but with an entirely fresh angle: 0% theory, 100% real-world-based) will give you a practical framework with actionable tips for working in and leading teams successfully. You'll learn about the five phases—forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning—including detailed descriptions of each along with proven strategies for addressing challenges or issues which may occur along the way. You'll understand how to use the model to your advantage by effectively navigating all of the phases with speed and agility, from team setup to the afterparty! This session draws on the speaker's firsthand, real-world experience, with guidance supported by research, recommendations and coverage from DevOps Institute, Microsoft, IEEE, MIT, Project Management Institute, Harvard Business Review and many others.

Scott Graffius