Scrum with DevOps - exploiting the tension of discipline and flexibility

Agile Day - 21. Juni
Saal Baden (EG)

Scrum has become the de-facto standard for agile teams with millions of people practicing it every day. DevOps has emerged as the term used to describe improved flow and automation in pursuit of improved delivery cycles and reduced waste. Both communities focus on delivering value and removing waste but approach the problem in some subtlety different ways. DevOps concentrates on the role of automation, improved insights and systems thinking. Scrum concentrates on empiricism, team self-organization and continued improvement. When these two worlds come together there are some interesting tensions between roles, ownership and automation.

In this talk Dave West, CEO and Product Owner from talks about how DevOps and Scrum can effectively work together and what choices delivery organizations need to make to marry the ideas of both communities.

Dave West

Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles. He also is the co-author of two books, The Nexus Framework For Scaling Scrum and Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for IJI. Then managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture.

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