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Large organization are desperate to become "tech companies." They drool at these tech companies ability to grow and change quickly. Despite mastering agile over the past 20 years, IT as a whole is too slow and unreliable. "It's the culture," everyone says. Changing culture for a team of 10 people is easy - changing a department of 20,000 developers is another challenge entirely. Based on case studies and interviews over the past five years, Michael will explore how large organizations are getting over that challenge. First, you will learn about moving from a project to a product mindset and the associated practices. Second, Michael will cover how DevOps and cloud platforms enable that product mindset. Third, he will share how leadership and management change to support this new approach. Finally, Michael will catalogs tactics, patterns, and organizational structures that large organizations are using to improve how they do software which leads to improving their business.
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Michael Coté works at Pivotal on the advocate team. He focuses on how large organizations are getting better at building and delivering software to help their business run better and grow. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He does several technology podcasts (such as Software Defined Talk), writes frequently on how large organizations struggle and succeed with agile development and DevOps, blogs at cote.coffee, and is @cote in Twitter. Texas Forever!