Dave Harrison


Talk Abstract

Taking to the Mountains: Guerilla Methods to win your DevOps Battle

Most of us know that – just as with Agile – people remain the biggest obstacle to instilling change management culture; you simply cannot buy DevOps as a package. For many organizations (the horses, not the unicorns!) the move to DevOps comes with unexpected bottlenecks. At times it seems like securing management buy-in – especially when there’s issues or delays – becomes the biggest obstacle. We’ll discuss a phased approach to building out support, beginning with sneaky guerilla methods and ending with a more direct, KPI- and business-objective-driven campaign to get the executive firepower you need to create your own “cultural revolution”.

Speaker

Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison


Dave is an Application Development Manager at Microsoft where he utilizes his expertise and technical background to help solve dev team maturity bottlenecks and help clients deliver better software, faster to add more business value.

At heart he’s a developer and loves solving problems creatively. Coming from the relational database/data warehousing ranks, he’s been writing applications for about 20 years now with strong experience in a broad variety of tools within the Microsoft stack. He’s crazy about ALM/SDLC and DevOps concepts and frequently gives presentations and chalktalks on implementing Agile in the real world.