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Dana Finster

Dana Finster

Walmart InfoSec

Session Name: Growing Product Team Culture Through Continuous Improvement

DevOps requires a drastic shift from a traditional long-running project mindset. Organizations strive to transform their culture to meet growing market demands, but best intentions can easily be thwarted simply because the new ways seem to go against the old way of thinking that teams and their managers hold so dearly.

The Chicken or the Egg? With so many changes in culture, mindset, and process required for DevOps transformation, it can be difficult to see how outcomes will change without some hands-on context. But without changing the culture, mindset and process, there cannot be hands-on context.

In this talk, I'll focus on how to achieve continuous improvement of team mindset and culture, using what I consider "Agile Team Development". We'll walk through stories and examples illustrating key factors behind why and how to build a Continuous Integration mindset into team culture and overcome old habits.

Speaker Bio:

Dana Finster has been a software developer since 1998. She is an advocate of lean process and agility, a practitioner of CI/CD, and DevOps evangelist. She is currently working at Walmart, where she has facilitated CI/CD training workshops, grown a successful DevOps user community, and run company-wide DevOps events.