Jez Humble

Deputy Director of Delivery Arch. and Infra. Services at 18F

Talk

You Can Have It All: Software Development at Ludicrous Speed
Friday 12:00 - 12:45
Topics:
DevOps
Culture
Continuous delivery
Lean
Level:
Beginner

For years we laboured under the misapprehension that going faster meant breaking things. After several years of science-ing, Jez and his co-researchers have identified the key elements that enable not just higher throughput but also higher stability and quality, lower cost, and happier teams. Discover how continuous delivery and lean management practices produce higher IT performance (and indeed what we might mean by performance), along with how to measure culture and its impact on IT and organizational culture. Find out how to science the crap out of software development and product development. Learn the patterns and practices used by high performing organizations to outcompete their peers.

Jez Humble is co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O'Reilly, 2015). He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents. He is currently researching how to build high performing teams, and helping to create a cloud platform for government. He works at 18F, and teaches at UC Berkeley.

Workshop

High performance organizations
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Topics:
Lean
Agile
Product
Culture
Level:
General

Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. A number of organizational factors conspire to create obstacles to moving fast at scale, including culture, governance, and financial management, and the application of portfolio and program management strategies that do not take advantage of the unique characteristics of software.

What you will learn:
In this training we’ll discuss how to take a lean approach to developing new products and running large scale programs of work, and how to grow a culture that enables organizations to turn software into a competitive advantage.

Audience:

  • Executives interested in strategy, leadership, organization culture, and good governance
  • Directors of IT, both for applications and for infrastructure and operations
  • Anyone working in program or project management, including members of the PMO
  • People in finance and accounting or in governance, regulation, and compliance who are involved in delivery.

About

Jez Humble was a vice president at Chef, a lecturer at UC Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O’Reilly, 2014). He has worked as a software developer, product manager, executive, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.

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