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The DevOps Game: Explore the Phoenix Project 10 years later
If you’re familiar with The Phoenix Project, chances are you know Bill Palmer, Erik Reid, and their journey to keep Parts Unlimited afloat, despite complexities and constraints within the organization. Ten years later, it’s time to check in with Parts Unlimited after its phoenix-style rise to success.
Join distinguished authors Kevin Behr and John Willis as they step directly into the shoes of Bill and Eric in this 3-part episodic series. Kevin, acting as Bill Palmer, and John, acting as Erik Reid will have a lively and entertaining discussion with other characters from The Phoenix Project as they are forced to adapt and transform to streamline interdepartmental communications and deliver business outcomes for Parts Unlimited.
The invisible constraints of the cloud
Many enterprises turn to a cloud-first strategy to become more cost-efficient—including Parts Unlimited. Join VP of IT Operations, Bill Palmer; Board Member, Erik Reid; and Director of IT Service Support, Patty McKee as they seek to understand their CEO's new cloud-first strategy.
How can a technical organization be so confused with this simple sounding strategy? Join our DevOps experts as they discuss:
- Why cloud is not an effective strategy.
- How "re-commoning" and a "platform as interface" can improve technical debt.
- How to start building the foundations for true hybridity, in-house.
Live-event date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
Identifying and assessing unseen resource constraints
Like most enterprises, Parts Unlimited has limitations when it comes to budgeting and staffing. Lead Engineer Brent Geller knows how to do everything, he is responsive to everyone, and generally the most helpful individual in the room. In this episode, we sit down with the trio as they break down the resource constraints and skills gap of their CEO's cloud-first strategy.
How can they effectively scale their resources and free up fellow team members? Join our DevOps experts as they discuss:
- How cloud-first affects the operating level of the organization.
- 5 steps of constraint management.
- Unplanned work—how to cope with the silent killer.
- How to "clone Brent" as the first step to learning.
Live-event date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
See DevSecOps and automated governance as a proactive strategy
DevOps increased how quickly you can deliver new features to the market. However, new opportunities mean new challenges—this is where DevSecOps comes into play. Join Erik and Bill as they meet with Sarah Moulton, Parts Unlimited's SVP of Retail Operations, who urges them to find a balance between classic IT governance, risk, and compliance.
Join our DevOps experts as they discuss:
- What DevSecOps is, and why it’s important.
- Understanding adversaries and using a proactive strategy.
- How automated governance can help assure trusted delivery of software and services.
Live-event date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET