The term “DevOps” typically refers to the emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work achieving the value stream that is between the business (where requirements are defined) and the customer (where value is delivered). But DevOps does not yet have precise or prescriptive practice methods. To meet its urgency to “speed production and so the time to market”, many organisations are finding that ITSM skills that they had invested in, fit in very well with DevOps’ Agile collaborative and quickening business tempo. Enterprises with legacy systems of ITIL, ITSM are finding that DevOps are a perfect cultural match and a winning combination.


This conference is co-located with the CMMI Institute Conference and the Application Lifecycle Management Made Practical Conference, so delegates can take advantage of the synergy between topics. Participants are welcome to choose to attend any sessions across these events.

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  • Joint plenary keynote with DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management
    Don't Kill My Brand

    Tony Grout, Skype

    Every large organisation talks about wanting more agility and innovation. So why is it so hard to get innovation to market? Tony talks about how when some organisations brand alone is worth more than a trillion dollars it's easy to create an ecosystem that kills the agile mind set. He also talks about some ideas to drive around it and some on-going challenges.

  • Programme
    Programme Chair: Matthew Skelton, Skelton Thatcher Consulting
    Agile, DevOps and ITIL: Implementing Enterprise Release Management Best Practices.

    Kevin Lee, Senior Solutions Architect, Serena

    In this presentation, we’ll take a look at how Serena has helped Enterprise organisations implement Continuous Delivery through automated application deployments, and Release Management processes have been optimised to gain the organisations unique level of agility and control.

    Learn how you can adopt the latest best practices to:

    • Release more often, release more each time, and reduce the release window
    • Provide visibility into the release status, foresee potential issues, and take action to avoid missing milestones
    • Eliminate error-prone and time-consuming handoffs across development, quality, and operations teams
    • Reduce cycle times and costly errors with automated deployments across all environments
    • Simplify audits and compliance

    DevOps in the Enterprise – the trials and tribulations of implementing DevOps at Ordnance Survey

    Keith Watson and Simon Parkes, Ordnance Survey

    Implementing Agile and Scrum methodologies within IT delivery at Ordnance Survey has provided significant benefits to delivery of projects. However, as the velocity of our scrum teams has increased, so this has created demand for faster responses from the supporting infrastructure and operations teams to resolve requirements and issues of the project teams. This presentation will describe Ordnance Survey’s journey towards implementing DevOps as a solution to the problem. We explain how we analysed our IT provisioning service to identify constraints in operations. We will show how we initiated the DevOps way within target projects, and our plans for rolling out the DevOps paradigm across the whole IS division. We will describe our technical solution to underpin our DevOps patterns. We also show how this has improved cycle time to deliver infrastructure to our customers and how it has significantly improved the teamwork and customer relationships between software development and operations. We will also share the lessons we have learned along the way, and how those are influencing the next phase of our transition into DevOps as the de facto working pattern for IT projects at OS.

    DevOps with XL Deploy

    Rob Vanstone, Sales Engineer and Automation Consultant, XebiaLabs.  

    DevOps is about collaboration.  The idea that our teams work together to increase the frequency of getting our business ideas and experiments in front of our end users is a core tenet of DevOps.  We know this can’t be solved by tooling alone, but by the same token your tooling should not be a barrier to this.  As IT professionals we should be making sure our business colleagues maintain and improve their competitive edge by smoothing the transition of their ideas to the customer as quickly and accurately as possible.  This talk focuses on how we have enabled our clients to achieve this goal.  By making the process of pushing delivery of value to our end users as transparent, simple and automated as possible through collaboration of our resources (people, processes and tools), the XebiaLabs family of products deliver value right out of the box.  Whether you’re a large enterprise or a startup you can deliver with speed and quality at scale.

    An Engineer’s Perspective: Using our own platform to solve internal DevOps challenges

    Marco Orovecchia, Software Engineer, Automic

    Here at Automic, we have faced growing challenges in setting up an ever-expanding environment for the development of additional integrations. In order to bring Operations topics closer to engineering, we regularly use our own software to implement and operate large parts of our release pipeline as well as our infrastructure. This talk will provide an insight into how Automic engineering works, how we have used our platform to solve our own automation challenges, and how we integrate with other software to orchestrate a full cycle from commit to deployment.

    Topic and speaker to be confirmed from Microsoft
    Topic and speaker to be confirmed from HP
    Cultural sides of implementing DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

    Anko Tijman, Agile & DevOps Coach, Ordina

    When implementing DevOps, many organizations focus on the tools and procedures that come with it. But as Agile has shown us, these are not the most important factors in contemporary software development. In this session we will take the traditional cultural differences between Development and Operations teams as starting point on a route towards effective, cross functional teamwork. Based on principles that together make the DevOps paradigm, we will look at necessary learning curves of both “blood groups”. Finally we will discuss how to get the cultural shift of DevOps started in your organization.

    Joining up and ITIL for DevOps Success
    Matthew Skelton, Skelton Thatcher Consulting
    Collaboration Catalysts – Top Tools To Fuel Your Team

    John Clapham, Kainos

    We hear a lot about DevOps tools used to tackle crucial technical challenges such as automation, deployment and monitoring. But the efficacy of those tools often depends on their operators and how they collaborate, both with each and their organisation.

    This talk takes a look at some of the unsung heroes – the agile tools that drive collaboration, speed learning, and accelerate adoption.



  • Early Bird
    195 GBP

    End Users Organisations

    + VAT

    Ends 27 Feb
  • Early Bird
    650 GBP

    Non-Sponsoring Vendors and Consultants

    + VAT

    Ends 27 Feb
  • Workshop Combined
    150 GBP

    Pre-Summit Workshop

    + VAT

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