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Agile methods for infrastructure groups


How well do Agile methods work for a group of system administrators and DBAs? We’ll discuss one company’s experience in determining what worked and what didn’t.

A software company using the waterfall approach decided to quickly adopt Agile and Scrum practices. The infrastructure group watched this process and paired with software engineers, attended standups, and watched the culture change. After observing software engineering derive real benefits for a year, the infrastructure group decided to see what parts of Agile and Scrum would work well for them. Some practices had to be adjusted immediately and others evolved over time. This is their story.


Minnebar 8 (2013-04-06)


Bryan Welch