With over 50% of large IT enterprises using, or intending to use, a DevOps approach in the next year, less than half of those already using DevOps report any level of success. When asked to identify the biggest obstacle to adopting DevOps, most cite “people” challenges - as opposed to process, technology or information - as the greatest issue (Gartner, 2015). Resistance to change is the biggest barrier to DevOps adoption; and the best way to overcome resistance of this kind is to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change.
The G2G3 DevOps Simulation is a highly interactive experiential learning workshop which demonstrates the business value and positive impact of a DevOps approach. This is done effectively in a 6 – 8 hour timeframe.
The G2G3 DevOps Simulation is suitable for Executive buy-in to DevOps initiatives, Engaging Development Teams, Engaging those involved in Service, Process & Integration roles, Engaging Operations, or Engaging the wider business.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Accelerate adoption of DevOps across the enterprise
- Turn DevOps opponents into advocates
- Clearly communicate the DevOps case for change
- Accelerate a positive DevOps culture
- Create shared understanding for Development and Operations to work together as a high performing cross-functional team
- Provide new practices that can be executed with immediate effect
Round 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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.