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SERC TALKS: “Can DevOps Practices Be Applied to Cyber-Physical Systems Development?”
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Steve Mayner, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile | CONTACT
DevOps practices such as continuous integration and continuous deployment were born in the world of software development. That works with bits and bytes, but how can DevOps work with programs that produce physical systems such as satellites, fighter jets, and high-tech medical equipment? In this presentation, Dr. Steve Mayner, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, shares a brief overview of the top ten DevOps practices that can be adapted to produce faster time-to-delivery and higher quality with cyber-physical systems. The practices are a synthesis of the guidance for large solution development from the Scaled Agile Framework, and the white paper on Industrial DevOps from IT Revolution, which Dr. Mayner co-authored.
Dr. Steve Mayner is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 30-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for a Health IT startup company. Steve is a thought leader and change agent for Lean-Agile and DevOps adoption within the world’s largest organizations as well as the U.S. federal government. In his current role as a SAFe® Fellow for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, public speaker, teacher, trusted advisor, and transformational leader to help enterprises in the Global 1000 implement Lean-Agile and DevOps at scale. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Strategy and Innovation, as well as Masters’ degrees in Business Administration and Divinity, and a Bachelor’s in Education. He has been a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1999, and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) since 2012. He also holds a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) credential from Scrum Alliance. Steve retired in 2003 as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the U.S. Air Force with just under 21 years of service. He is married with five children and three grandsons. He lives in Southern Maryland in the U.S., and is an avid golfer, runner, cyclist, and backpacker.