DevOps and cloud transformation with IBM Garage Method at InterConnect 2017

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Businesses want to transform how they deliver value to customers by incorporating new technologies, using the cloud, and changing their practices across the entire lifecycle of software development and operations.

At InterConnect 2017, several sessions explain how the IBM Cloud Garage Method enables transformation by incorporating design thinking, Lean, agile, and DevOps practices.  Teams follow the practices while they learn new technologies, such as Cognitive and Internet of Things (IoT). They can start deploying to the cloud in minutes and continue to iterate capabilities while they follow reference architectures to meet enterprise scale. Toolchains enable this process, while integrated tools support the team.

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Apply design thinking to accelerate DevOps
designDesign thinking is a powerful approach to innovation and brand differentiation that is focused on creating positive user experiences. With design thinking, teams conceptualize, design, refine, and prioritize features that will delight their customers. Join IBM experts and fellow clients in an interactive design thinking workshop and learn how the Garage Method can help you incorporate design thinking into your DevOps process.
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro, Sarah Plantenberg, and Joseph Pesot, IBM
Add: Monday, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Reef D | Session ID: 7007A

Simplify DevOps transformation with Continuous Delivery and the Garage Method

wheelIBM Bluemix Continuous Delivery is an integrated set of tools to build, deploy, and manage your apps. It’s a new service that uses the Garage Method to enable the continuous delivery of cloud apps. The combination of methods, toolchains, and delivery pipelines give development teams an enterprise-ready practice for DevOps on Bluemix. Join IBM experts and fellow clients in an interactive technical workshop to learn how to design, configure, and create a toolchain that includes tools such as GitHub, PagerDuty, Slack, and Sauce Labs for team collaboration, planning, source-code management, and testing.
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro, IBM
Add: Wednesday, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Reef D | Session ID: 7009A

Speaker sessions

Putting the Garage Method into practice with Bluemix
The Garage Method prescribes a path through recommended practices on the design, development, deployment, and management of your apps. In this session, you will learn how to transform your development processes to ensure quality, speed, and innovation.
MethodDiscover how the practices in the method are supported by toolchains and reference architectures.  On the Garage Method site, you can select a toolchain and have a running app in minutes.
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro and Susan LaFera, IBM
Add: Tuesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Breakers K | Session ID: 5048A

Using DevOps and the Garage Method to develop and deploy the Garage Method site

boardThe Garage Method team is a great example of the method in practice. Learn how we use design thinking to create MVPs and use continuous integration and continuous delivery to deliver in small batches to the site on the Bluemix platform. Learn how we provide an SLA of 99.95{07c2b926d154bd5dc241f595a572d3349d41d98f2484798a4a616f4fafe1ebc0} with monitoring and a high-availability architecture. See how we use analytics to test hypotheses and learn how the site is being used. Peek into our processes, from daily scrum meetings, day-to-day work, and collaboration and communications on Slack, to our weekly backlog ranking meetings.
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro and Susan LaFera, IBM
Add: Wednesday, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM | Mandalay Bay Ballroom D | Session ID: 3962A

Roundtables and discussions

Accessibility in the DevOps era
As enterprises adopt continuous delivery practices, the DevOps testing practice must adapt accessibility testing tools and processes or user experience will suffer. These tools must work with your application DevOps methodology—both required by and enabling those practices. We will discuss how training efforts and DevOps methods, such as those by the Garage Method, are developing skills for the next generation of developers. We will also show how IBM tools simplify testing in small and large projects. These tools integrate into browsers and DevOps automation pipelines through many Java™ and Node.js test frameworks.
Speakers: Tom Brunet, Christopher Lazzaro, and Devan Shah, IBM
Add: Tuesday, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM | Coral A | Session ID: 3583A
Add: Wednesday, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM | Coral A | Session ID: 3583B

Industry views on DevOps in the cloud
Join IBM experts and experts from a few of the best-known cloud-based DevOps companies as we discuss trends in the industry and how enterprises are approaching DevOps transformations and adopting new technologies.
Speakers: Peter Klenk and Christopher Lazzaro, IBM; Lee Faus, GitHub
Add: Wednesday, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Breakers J | Session ID: 6554A

What prescriptive guidance is needed for cloud adoption and scaling?
The Bluemix product and client success teams have gathered concrete, prescriptive guidance for cloud adoption in a new, engaging digital experience. That guidance encompasses references architectures, patterns, methods, practices, and implementations. We want input from you, our key clients, on what content and delivery experience you need. To maximize input and have some fun, we’re going to run the session with a mix of IBM Design Thinking and discussion. Afterward, you can follow up with a digital, collaborative exchange on Slack.
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro, Susan LaFera, and Joseph Pesot, IBM
Add: Monday, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM | Tropics B | Session ID: 6646A
Add: Wednesday, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM | Tropics B | Session ID: 6646B

Digital transformations to the cloud
IBM methodologies combine industry best practices on Design Thinking, Lean, Agile development, DevOps and cloud to build and deliver innovative new applications. Meet with IBM experts to learn how you can enable transformation at scale for your organization.
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro, IBM
Add: Tuesday, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM | Meet the Experts Forum # 2 | Session ID: 7054A


Stop by the Concourse, where you can chat with experts about the Garage Method at the Methodologies Pedestal in DevOps Zone. Find out how the method is applied during client engagements in the Bluemix Garage Zone. If you need a break from walking around the expo hall, take a seat in the Engagement Theater for “Digital transformation with the Garage Method.”

Digital transformation with the Garage Method
The Garage Method breaks DevOps into everything that your development, testing, and operations teams need. It includes how-to guides on culture, practices and tools, self-guided and hands-on training, and sample code and architectures. Learn how you can use the Garage Method to turn your organization from a slow set of siloed teams to a self-managing, solution-oriented, bottleneck-free, go-fast team!
Speakers: Christopher Lazzaro and Joseph Pesot, IBM
Add: Tuesday, 11:30 AM – 11:50 AM | Engagement Theater Booth #588 | Session ID: 7050A

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