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Interactive DevOps Simulation

DevOps Simulation 


WHAT IT IS


The DevOps simulation is a highly interactive experiential workshop designed to demonstrate the business value and positive impact of a DevOps approach.

It's a half-day, role-based workshop focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. It's highly realistic and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices.

Participants from a variety of disciplines - including business, development, test, QA, and operations - are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products whilst internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an 'ah-ha!' moment for everyone involved.


HOW IT WORKS


The session is broken down into three rounds, allowing participants to see the difference a DevOps approach can make incrementally.

Round ONE - Chaos

Participants are quickly immersed into a real life complex application development scenario. Chaos ensues, with poor communication and a lack of collaboration resulting in poor business results, higher development costs, longer testing times and more. As a result, opportunities are lost and revenues are negatively impacted. Following the first round, a review is facilitated to identify the issues and to discuss how a DevOps approach could drive improvement.

Round TWO - Improved

Round 2 builds upon the learning outcomes from the previous round and introduces processes such as Service Virtualization, Minimum Viable Product iterations, Fail Faster and more. This drives maturity and empowers the teams towards automation, building a more collaborative culture, and ultimately improved business results.

Round THREE - Optimized

Building on the learning outcomes of Round 1 and 2, participants learn that instilling a DevOps culture is key to achieving operational excellence. Participants experience a pronounced shift in the reduction of development times and the number of errors each application had before reaching operations. Through collaboration, streamlining, automation and repeatable practices, participants realize improved ROI and optimized business results.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND


  • Executives and leadership teams
  • Development teams

  • Anyone in a service, process, or integration role

  • Operations teams


WHAT IT'S GOOD FOR


  • Accelerating adoption of DevOps across the enterprise
  • Turning DevOps opponents into advocates

  • Clearly communicating the DevOps case for change

  • Accelerating a positive DevOps culture

  • Creating a shared understanding for Development and Operations around how to work together as a high performing cross-functional team

  • Providing new practices that can be executed with immediate effect

 

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