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DevOps Conference DOES 2022


Today we are talking about the DevOps Conference: DOES 2022! It’s also where we are doing the first book signing of our new book, The Value Flywheel Effect. And it’s the first time we get our hands on a physical copy of the book.

DevOps Conference DOES 2022

DevOps Enterprise Summit is on October 18-20. It’s a great DevOps Conference from IT Revolution who also publish our book. It’s the first time they’ve had the live event in three years. There have been virtual events twice a year. But this is the first one where everyone is getting back together. It’s a brilliant community. And it’s probably the leading community for driving change in technology.

DevOps Conference Community

Mark McCann
It’s a great DevOps Conference community. We were lucky enough to present at DOES a year ago and two years ago. And recently at their London conference. They are such a welcoming community with great expertise being shared freely amongst the attendees. And some of the attendees you get to mingle with, blow your mind. We are talking about meeting people when you’ve read their books. It’s incredible, being able to interact them.

Mike O’Reilly
There is a strong representation from large enterprise. There’s a diverse mix. The people who attend have lots of awesome experience. They’re in there doing the job. The big players from all the industries are at that event, which is cool.

There is a focus on practitioners who have solved org problems

Dave Anderson
IT revolution is an interesting organisation. They focus on practitioners and not professional authors. It’s people who have done stuff and are sharing their story at the same conference. And it’s funny because you can stand and talk to someone and say: ‘Oh, have you ever done this before?” And they respond saying yes, I wrote a book on that! And we did that in some huge company. So they are proper experts.

Mike O’Reilly
It’s hard to explain it without mentioning names. But that is what it’s like!

Mark McCann
It’s scary and challenging tying to drive change and transformational change. So it’s brilliant to be able to talk to practitioners who’ve done it before. Or have done it in a different context. The DOES conference and the supporting material really helps people who are going through that journey. It gives them credibility and valiation they’re on the right path. They can point to a lot of the stuff that DevOPs Enterprise Summit produces, including videos and slides. And it can lend support to them for what they’re trying to accomplish in their own context.

Dave Anderson
There’s a recurrent theme for people who are working at a big company. We talked to BMK Lakshminarayanan recently about what he was working on. He was trying to solve problems and found this community by going to DOES. He found a small group doing the same thing.

DevOps Conference DOES 2022 with The Serverless Edge
Dave at DOES 2022 with his first copy of The Value Flywheel Effect

The Serverless Edge at DevOps Conference: DOES 2022

So I’m interested to see how ‘The Value Flywheel Effect’ lands. I’m doing a talk on the book called: ‘Creating the Value Flywheel Effect‘, as well as a book signing. And I am doing a couple of Learning Sprints at DOES.

We’ve done several talks about the Value Flywheel Concept over the last couple of years. At DOES we will focus on Wardley Maps because that’s what a lot of groups find super exciting. So the Learning Sprints will be about mapping. And I will focus on mapping in the actual talk. Because it’s a nice way to explain the book! So it will be interesting to see how that goes!

Mark McCann
It’s interesting what context you show. Whether you use the maps or whether you tell them the narrative around the map. For different audiences and people, certain things land depending on their exposure to the are and how familiar they are with it. Sometimes you can do away with the maps. As long as you keep them in your back pocket to help you with your talking points. And you can refer back to the map. But that approach might land better with an audience who are totally unfamiliar with mapping.

Mike O’Reilly
It’s a brave thing to do. But mapping is a technique that you can stand up on stage and show people. It’s also a mindset. Here’s how we think. This is the mindset. And this is why mapping works and you talk about that. Your talk will be recorded so people can watch it back and digest it if you they need a couple of takes to get it.

Wardley Mapping sessions invite challenge

Mark McCann
One of the best things about mapping is that invites challenge. So hopefully your audience will be debating if you have your components in the wrong spot. Then you’ll having a proper conversation and inteaction. Because that’s what you want.

Dave Anderson
We also do this in the format of a Learning Sprint’s. So we will sit down with a table full of people which should be good. We can go through Wardley mapping and walk through that process. And see how the group takes to the technique which is always fun. DevOps Enterpise Summit is a great event, because it’s super collaborative with lots of workshops.

Mark McCann
It’s going to be interesting to do that in real life again, after we’ve been doing it on MIRO boards and collaborative tools for the last three years. Doing it on paper changes the dynamic. Because it is so familiar doing it online.

Mike O’Reilly
I remember being at an agile conference in Edinburgh a few years back. And Simon Wardley was running a similar workshop. It was a really good way of learning the technique and asking questions in a safe and comfortable space. The Team Topologies guys were there as well. It was one of their groups.

Dave Anderson
That was XP 2016.

Mike O’Reilly
You’re right. Mike Skelton did a talk as well with a Drawing Model. If you want to learning about mapping why not learn about it from the guys who wrote a book on it!

DevOps Enterprise Summit Books, GitHub Repo, Presentations and Videos

Dave Anderson
One of the cool things about DevOps Enterprise Summit is they’ve been running for over 10 years. They have all their IT Revolution books, which are all brilliant. But what’s neat is the Repo on GitHub. where they put the presentations for all the talks. There are two events a year. So you have about 20 repos full of presentations on GitHub @DevOpsEnterprise, which is the name of the organisation. It’s well worth looking at. There are hundreds of presentations. And it’s an absolute goldmine of free information. There are videos as well on events.itrevolution.com. You have to register for it, but it’s very unintrusive. Once you register, you get access. And they don’t send too many emails.

Mark McCann
It’s a fantastic and supportive resource for people trying to drive change. There’s nothing more comforting than seeing something that resonates with what you’re trying to do. And with the challenges you’re facing. And you can send it to peers, friends or around your organisation. It can give you additional support and credibility for what you’re trying to do. And it can drive adoption. That level of external validation for what you’re doing can accelerate internal adoption of the change you’re trying to drive. We’ve definitely benefited from that in the past. Don’t listen to us. Go watch this video or read these slides. It’s a great technique to the leverage.

Serverless Edge Playlists on IT Revolution’s Blog

Dave Anderson
We have two playlists on IT Revolution’s blog. One on Lean Engineering and another on Effective Cloud Adoption, with links to a bunch of videos. Years ago, you would have been hoping to get on a course to learn this stuff. Now it’s on tap!

Mike O’Reilly
You end up walking away from DevOps Enterprise Summit with at least 10 things that you want to try or at least look into. And you have repositories of resources available which are great getting your hands on. And then taking back into your own organisation.

Dave Anderson
They say there’s nothing new, it’s just different!

Mark McCann
Have you practised your signature for the book signing. And having a physical copy of the book the event?

Dave Anderson
Well, Mark, as you know, as a computer programmer, I can’t write! So I’m going to have to do an ‘x’ or use a stamp. No one will be able to read my writing. So I will have to practice my signature. I have a couple of hundred books to sign so that will be fun!

Mike O’Reilly
Just make sure you record the first signature and we can post it on social media!

Dave Anderson
So that’s the craic! I am looking forward to the DevOps Enterprise Summit. I’m sure there will be lots of videos and press. Keep an eye out for that. And have we look at our blog on TheServerlessEdge.com. Follow us on Twitter @ServerlessEdge. And subscribe to Serverless Craic on YouTube. Thanks very much.

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