(The Keynote talk at PIPELINE Conference 2016, London – https://pipelineconf.info/2016-event/speakers/)

Three years, 20,000 DevOps professionals, and some science… What did we find? Well, the headline is that IT *does* matter if you do it right. With a mix of technology, processes, and a great culture, IT contributes to organizations’ profitability, productivity, and market share. We also found that using continuous delivery and lean management practices not only makes IT better — giving you throughput and stability without tradeoffs — but it also makes your work feel better — making your organizational culture better and decreasing burnout. Jez will share these findings as well as tips and tricks to help make your own DevOps transformation awesome.

Jez Humble is a lecturer at UC Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series (O’Reilly, 2015). He has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant, trainer and executive across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations discover and deliver valuable, high-quality products.