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Thursday, August 6 • 10:45 - 12:00
Bill's and Aimee's Excellent DevOps Journey: From Roadmap to Rubber On the Road (Aimee Bechtle, Bill Donaldson)

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In their presentation, "Bill and Aimee's Excellent DevOps Journey", Bill Donaldson (Dev) and Aimee Bechtle (Ops) will share a summary of their tumultuous journey that has resulted in 75% of their corporate applications utilizing Continuous Integration with automated deployments, a 70% reduction in labor, and 288% reduction of cycle time. They will support these numbers with charts depicting the deployment volumes over the course of a 1.5 year adoption. They will share how by selecting the right applications, approach, and people from Dev and Ops, and using creative ways to advertise success, the new capabilities were embraced and adopted in their organization. The presentation will conclude with how Aimee has transformed her team to support Continuous Integration with auto deploy. Additionally, she will share why the 25% remain in the manual system and how she’s pursuing Continuous Delivery.
Learning Outcomes:
  • The audience will learn how an idea became a reality and what attitudes and feelings were experienced in the journey from manual builds and deploys to automation. They will learn how Dev and Ops can become a team working together towards a common goal. They will understand how obstacles were overcome and support was obtained for the effort. The audience will be provided with practical solutions for getting adoption of continuous integration and delivery solutions and scaling it to the enterprise.

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Aimee Bechtle

Principal SW Systems engr, The MITRE Corp
At the MITRE Corporation Aimee Bechtle is a Principal Software Systems Engineer with over 20 years experience in full lifecycle software development. In 2009 Aimee saw the light and defected from software development to join operations. Within MITREs Information & Technology division... Read More →
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Bill Donaldson

Change Agent, MITRE
Bill Donaldson is Project Leader and Agile Coach at The MITRE Corporation. He has been developing systems and products using Agile and iterative methodologies for over twenty years. Starting in 2008, he led the transformation of MITRE’s application development from Waterfall to... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
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