My Lean Agile DevOps journey- The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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My Lean Agile DevOps journey – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

It has taken me over a decade, to make the transition from improving manufacturing environments with Lean, to conceptualizing agility within software and hardware organizations. Asking the hard questions required to create quality software, faster, often rubs people the wrong way…. but without those questions you’ll keep hiring scrum masters who end up being JIRA admins and going through agile motions without winning the true benefits of lean agile and DevOps.
In an age of disruption – the right mix of agile, lean, design thinking, lean start up and DevOps injected to high performing teams is crucial in getting your digital transformation right – Michael shares a journey of 20 years – crystallizing hard gained lessons learned from numerous engagements and global clientsDigital transformation – Team agility without technical practices and continuous integration is wasted effort; Scaling agility is counterproductive when culture of team empowerment is not retained and focus on fast iterative feedback is missing;

Value stream mapping of your deployment pipeline without a plan for Toyota Kata of continuous improvement is just another one-off workshop;

DevOps might be the new agile, and maybe just once, we’re getting it right – focusing on results rather than creating scrum certification programs – or maybe not…

Allow me to share my tips, anti-patterns and lessons learned about lean, agile and DevOps from a 17 years’ journey across continents, numerous clients and many industries.

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Michael Nir

As an Agile Leadership Expert and Executive Coach, Michael’s initiatives with one Fortune 100 company are saving over $12 million in program costs, with completion dates more than a year ahead of schedule.

Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise lean-DevOps-agile expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation; His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

The author of ten books on influence, consumer experience, and Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

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