Session Name: How going Serverless enabled us to support an Agile transformation in the middle of a pandemic
This case study describes how we leveraged serverless technology and the AWS serverless application model (SAM) to support the needs of virtual training classes for a major US Federal agency. Our firm was excited to be selected as the main training partner to help a major US Federal government agency roll out Agile and DevOps processes across an organization comprising more than 1500 people. And then the pandemic hit—and what was to have been a series of in-person classes turned 100% virtual! We created a set of fully populated docker images containing all of the test data, plugins, and scenarios required for the student exercises.
Craeg Strong is the CTO of Ariel Partners, a small IT consulting company based in Times Square. He is currently teaching public classes in Kanban and Human Centered Design and helping organizations transform themselves by connecting strategy with execution, handling dependencies, and improving quality. He has 25 years of experience in information technology, starting at Project Athena during his undergraduate studies at MIT. Mr. Strong led a successful transformation of a major Federal Criminal justice program from a traditional waterfall lifecycle and manual intensive processes to lighter weight agile processes, full DevOps automation, and cloud.