Project Management: from Stone Age to DevOps - a #noprojects story

By Antonio Cobo

Elevator Pitch

DevOps movement is gradually changing IT organisations. Project managers are often forgotten on this change, but they also need to change. Are project managers ready for the DevOps change? In this talk we will cover the changes project managers are experiencing, first with Agile and now with DevOps.

Description

DevOps movement is gradually changing IT organisations. Project managers are often forgotten on this change, but they also need to change. Are project managers ready for the DevOps change? In this talk we will cover the changes project managers are experiencing, first with Agile and now with DevOps. The talk starts before the Agile movement showing the ways to manage projects at that time and the evolution to Agile and later to DevOps. Every team member needs to know how the relation with other team members (including project managers) is often more important than the technology used.

Notes

I’ve performed some iterations of this talk during the last two years.

I’ve been a developer and Tech lead before being a Project Manager and an Agile Delivery Consultant. Most of the issues on IT are people’s issues and relation between people, with the DevOps movement taking over IT organisations the inclusion of project managers in the team is the key to accomplish with success any project.