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Keynote: If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, It Doesn’t Matter How Fast You Get There

Location: Grand Ballroom ABC & Simulcast in Garden

Duration: 9:00am - 10:10am

Day of week: Monday

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High performing organizations don’t trade off quality, throughput, and reliability: they work to improve all of these and use their software delivery capability to drive organizational performance. In this talk, Nicole and Jez present the results from their five-year research program, including how continuous delivery and good architecture produce higher software delivery performance, and how to measure culture and its impact on IT and organizational culture. They explain the importance of knowing how (and what) to measure so you focus on what’s important and communicate progress to peers, leaders, and stakeholders. Great outcomes don’t realize themselves, after all, and having the right metrics gives us the data we need to keep getting better at building, delivering, and operating software systems.

Speaker: Jez Humble

CTO @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State of DevOps Report

Jez Humble is co-author of AccelerateThe DevOps HandbookLean Enterprise, and the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery. He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, most recently working for the US Federal Government at 18F. As well as serving as DORA’s CTO, Jez teaches at UC Berkeley.

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Speaker: Nicole Forsgren

CEO/Chief Scientist @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State of DevOps Report

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and co-author of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps. She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.

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