It started with a little sign and an elevator pitch for a DevOps OpenSpace at the Scrum Alliance Global Scrum Gathering. A few hours later we had taken over a conference room to discuss how Scrum teams everywhere are working with DevOps.
The Big News
The biggest take-away from our discussions was that DevOps tasks and people are are getting involved with Agile Scrum teams more than ever before. Some scrum masters recounted how former development-only teams had recently begun taking on DevOps tasks and some of the Product Owners are now using Service Level Objectives in User Stories.
Surprises and gems
It was exciting and surprising to hear about so many scrum teams actively including DevOps people and tasks in their Sprints and Sprint Planning. Attendees said that “DevOps inclusion builds more customer value” and “Thanks to including DevOps we create higher-performing IT organizations where production opportunities are being addressed earlier in the development and planning cycles.”
What do chocolate and DevOps have in common? The talented @danapylayeva explained how they come together as themes in her book Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game. Her book helps teams to simulate and solve the bottlenecks in their delivery process flow using DevOps methods and processes. The group also loved how Dana’s team approaches DevOps mindfully, they have a “Red Hot Rotation” for every sprint focusing just on production issues and DevOps stories.
Will your team be starting a Red Hot Rotation next Sprint? Several audience-members said they would be!
We Wish You Were There
Wouldn’t it be great if we could have teleported everyone to the OpenSpace? That feature is still in beta but we did save the flip-chart thoughts, ideas and conversations that were shared that day and they are posted below.