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Presentation: Security and Compliance Theater - The Seventh Deadly Disease

Track: Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

Location: Bayview AB

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

Listen to author and evangelist John Willis describe the “Seven Deadly Diseases of Devops” with a focus on the most costly of them all - Security and Compliance Theater. This presentation will drill in on the practices needed to create long-term systemic “safe” improvement. Understanding these key patterns enables an organization to focus mainly on the intersection of human capital and technology. Although prescriptive practices like Lean, Agile, SAFE and even DevOps may be necessary for IT acceleration they are in most cases not sufficient for long-term systemic improvement. In other words, you can’t Lean, Agile, SAFe or DevOps your way around institutionalized organizational habits. The following is a list of the “Seven Deadly Diseases”:

  • Invisible Work
  • Management System Toil
  • Tribal Knowledge
  • Misalignment of Incentives
  • Incongruent Organizational Design
  • Misunderstanding Complexity
  • Security and Compliance Theater

These seven diseases of organizational behavior must be discovered with “absence of prescriptive practice” through a process of organizational fact-finding, something described as organizational forensics. In this presentation, we will look at the “Seven Deadly Diseases” of IT organization and show how all seven are indistinguishably related to cybersecurity, risk, and compliance.

Speaker: John Willis

Founder @botchagalupe

John Willis is the Founder of Botchagalupe Technologies. Before this, John was the Vice President of Devops and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of the “Devops Handbook” along with authors Gene Kim and Jez Humble.

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