Get good at delivering software™
You are or have acquired an on-prem company and you need to create a SaaS
You've heard other companies can release daily with ease, but you're still releasing a few times a month at best
You're acquiring companies and growing, now the SREs are saying hire more folks or put the developers on call
You and your developers want to go fast but Ops is asking them to open more tickets
I help private equity portfolio companies maximize growth during the holding period using their technology organization.
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I have successfully led and coached DevOps transformations and operational maturity achievement at companies like Salesforce, Barracuda Networks, Cable & Wireless, MeridianLink, and SolarWinds.Despite being a Silicon Valley veteran, I'm not content to work only with unicorns, and have tackled some of the major cultural and structural impediments to Dev and Ops collaboration. I have successfully helped transform organizations to new models of service delivery, resulting in reduced customer churn, faster time to delivery, resiliency, efficiency, and increased ability to compete in the market.Between those and my best-selling video course, Mastering DevOps, I have improved the lives of thousands of IT professionals around the world.
Public and Private speaking information can be found on the Speaking page I have also been a guest on a number of podcasts (and growing) which can be found on the Podcasts page.
Gene Kim, author, The Unicorn Project, The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, Beyond the Phoenix Project, Accelerate, The Visible Ops Handbook, and Visible Ops Security
Jez Humble, author, Continuous Delivery, Lean Enterprise, The DevOps Handbook, and Accelerate
From small portfolio add-ons to large public companies, the flat fee, standardized, interview-based Service Delivery Assessment helps you understand what you are doing well, but also provides a detailed discussion with specific recommendations, of capabilities to be improved, backed by the science of the Accelerate metrics.
You want to help your lower middle market engineering teams to succeed with a trusted advisor who's been there before. Getting to know that company helps me help those leaders understand and improve their service delivery systems.After an initial kickoff, leaders have access to a dedicated Slack channel for any questions as well as regularly scheduled meetings to discuss challenges and progress. After two quarters, they are much better at applying DevOps principles to get outstanding results. Quarterly, limited availability.
Custom consulting engagements to help you and your organization take advantage of the DevOps movement to achieve service delivery excellence by shipping more often and more confidently across the board. Including but not limited to: value streams, Agile, distributed teams, monitoring, incident response, retrospectives, project implementation.
Check out the Speaking page!
"You were among the top 2 rated speakers- yet again! Thanks so much for participating and for another great presentation." - Top 10 Private Equity Operating Partner
I'm available for speaking with your investments or at your portfolio conference.
In addition to the topics above I've given custom private talks about how SRE fits in with the engineering organization, metrics driven development, managing work in progress, migration to cloud, and more. Internal DevOpsDays are a specialty including participating in Open Spaces and meeting with primary stakeholders.
We'll sit down and have a conversation about the most appropriate topics to maximize the impact and value. More examples here.
Adventures in DevOps - DevOps Research & Assessment (DORA) metrics
Elite Software Delivery - The DevOps Movement and What it Means for Organizations
Small Batches - The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team from a DevOps Perspective
The Business of Cloud Native - The Power of Aligning Engineering and Operations
Terminal.io AMA - Embracing a Culture of Remote Work after the Lockdown
The DevOps Cafe - If at first you don't fully succeed... try clouds and gigantor at Salesforce