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ITx 2016 Conference Programme

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Managing for DevOps and beyond

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, IITP (IITP Room 1)

Traditional and agile DevOps organisational models are on a spectrum, and there are advantages and disadvantages in traversing this spectrum.

The disadvantages of traversing in different directions on the spectrum can be countered by organisational changes.

Organisational change is tough and change instigators are often significantly further ahead than those taking part in the change.

Find out how to make change in your organisation, and the vision behind a possible future state beyond DevOps.


Ray Cooke

Principal Consultant & Lean/Agile Business Transformation Coach, ‎Equinox IT

Ray is a Principle Consultant working for Equinox IT in Wellington, New Zealand.

He has been a Software Development Manager in one form or other for over ten years and is currently consulting under the title of Lean & Agile Business Transformation Coach.

He has worked in organisations from start-ups through to global corporations in both the public and private sectors, and is accustomed to growing and managing teams delivering and supporting software using a variety of frameworks and delivery methodologies.

As well as managing and delivering through existing teams, Ray is experienced in recruiting, setting up and improving teams of IT professionals and always undertakes this with a view to maximising their value to the organisation he's working for.

Adding to this experience in project management, vendor management, policy creation and hardware and software procurement has given him a modern and broad applicability in the field of IT management.

When not at work, Ray puts the same problem-solving skills to the test at the indoor climbing wall but he's more than happy to admit that he won’t be switching his career away from IT to mountain climbing any time soon!

Ray is currently working with a number of New Zealand government departments helping them build on their existing software delivery capabilities and working to his personal goal of making the IT sector better at improving people’s lives.