Dave, Mark and Mike discuss their best bits from the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2021 with IT Revolution. They also review their talk on the Serverless Value Flywheel.
The DOES 2021 talks are practical with participants describing their digital transformation journeys in an open way, revealing the lessons they have learned.
Here are quick links to themes, tools and techniques that the guys covered in their talk on the Value Flywheel and picked up in other talks and discussions:
Our Talk: 'The Serverless Edge, Using Wardley Mapping with the Value Flywheel from combined Business and Technology Evolution'
Slides: (including ours under Dave Anderson): https://github.com/devopsenterprise/2021-virtual-us
New Book announcement https://itrevolution.com/announcing-new-book-from-david-anderson/
The conference was virtual but there were still many opportunities to interact through the Slack Channel and Lean Coffees with leaders and architects from leading edge organisations.
Dave and Mark also give a behind the scenes view of their talk: The Serverless Edge, Using Wardley Mapping with the value Flywheel from combined Business and Technology Evolution which previewed their book due to publish next year with IT Revolution: https://itrevolution.com/announcing-new-book-from-david-anderson/
In their talk they explained what a 'value flywheel' is and they did a live demo of a Wardley Map to show the technique in action.
There are 4 stages of the 'value flywheel':
1. Clarity of Purpose
3. Next Best Action
4. Long Term Value
The transcript for talk is available on: https://www.theserverlessedge.com/wardley-mapping-with-the-value-flywheel/
Dave and Mark hosted a Lean Coffee on 'Building internal capability, not consultancy dependency', which prompted a good debate. Mike also picked up on themes around value streams and flow efficiency with Mik Kersten from Tasktop - tasktop.com, and similarly with Bank of New Zealand - bnz.co.nz. The guys felt that Wardley Mapping is very complimentary to those themes and is rising in popularity. Mark picked up on an increasing evolution towards product centricity, meaningful work and socio technical practice.
Mike attended a session looking at ubiquitous language tying in with the need for visibility/observability to make decisions in DevOps organisations which Mark also picked up on in the talk on 'shifting left with product excellence' with Liz Fong-Jones with metrics being used in right way being key.
Mike also picked up a lot of SRE themed talks including one by Michael Winslow from Comcast. Courtney Nash from Verica and Troy Koss from Capital One did a 'Chaos and Reliability: A Surprising Friendship in the Enterprise' talk that Mark enjoyed. And Dave picked up on a talk by Dr. Ron Westrum.
Mike felt that Team Topologies concepts were permeating the talks and thinking at the conference. Dave enjoyed the talk with Admiral John Richardson and the ultimate distributed organisation, leadership and autonomous themes. Security was covered by John Wallace looking at how that area has changed. The guys picked up on the lack of serverless talks, although that could be about the organisational journey. Also the conference wasn't really about specific technologies.
Tune in next time for more conversation on all things Serverless Craic.
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