Nicole Forsgren


Talk Abstract

Title: The Data on DevOps: Making the Case for Awesome

Description:

What’s the value proposition of DevOps? Does culture change show up in the bottom line? What practices predict high IT performance? We hear many stories to inspire and inform us, but the plural of anecdote is not data. Let’s dive into the research and find out which DevOps practices drive optimal IT and business outcomes.

The data shows that the best IT performers have the highest throughput and reliability while contributing to organizational profitability, productivity, and market share goals. Industry trends around security, containers, continuous delivery, and lean management relate to IT performance and quality: let’s talk about how.

Management and practitioners alike will leave with a better understanding of how to achieve the best outcomes, while armed with the data they need to make the case for change.






Speaker

Nicole Forsgren

Nicole Forsgren

@nicolefv

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is an IT impacts expert who shows leaders and practitioners how to unlock the potential of technology change in their organizations. Best known for her work with tech professionals and as the lead investigator on the State of DevOps Reports, she is the Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics at Chef and an Academic Partner at Clemson University. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst.