Entries in the category "Leadership"

IT Leadership Lessons Learned From “Back To The Future”

Way back in the mid-1980s, Steven Spielberg produced the now-classic movie, Back To The Future. And at the same time in the UK a team of IT nerds were producing the first volumes of IT best practices, which came to be known as IT Service Management and ITIL™.

Back To The Future also had very successful sequels, including the futuristic images of 2015 with the flying hoverboard, remember that? (Do you have yours yet?!) ITIL has also been updated and had successful sequels too, including another one planned for early 2019.

Webinar Highlights: DevOps Leadership – Moving From Experimentation To Transformation

To remain competitive and support business objectives, many organizations are undertaking the initiative to implement DevOps – but are struggling to move their teams forward to realize the full benefits of a successful DevOps transformation.

Troy DuMoulin, VP of Research and Development at Pink Elephant provides vital information about the leadership skills and practical methods needed to lead a DevOps transformation during his webinar, DevOps Leadership – Moving From Experimentation To Transformation.

Webinar: DevOps Leadership – Moving From Experimentation To Transformation!

Many organizations are experimenting with DevOps but are uncertain of how to take the next steps to realize the wide-ranging potential of the DevOps ‘Full Stack’ approach to culture, practices and automation and the 15 essential practices. While their teams agree that change is necessary to remain competitive and support business objectives, most organizations are struggling with how to move the dial on their DevOps initiatives from experimentation to full adoption!

Crossing this chasm requires leadership skills and practical methods for leading a DevOps transformation. In response to this challenge, Pink Elephant has created the DevOps Leadership™ certification course. The foundation of this course is a newly-developed Integrated Change Management approach and tool kit known as “20/20”,  an innovative approach to help leaders and organizations clearly see the complete path to a successful DevOps transformation.

We’ve Just Launched the Industry’s Most Business-Focused DevOps Course for Leaders!

You’ve heard the buzz around our DevOps Essentials course, which highlights the unique “Full Stack” approach, 15 must-have practices for DevOps and provides an assessment tool to help you  benchmark your DevOps journey.

And then you may have thought, “well, it’s hard to top this!”

Yet…we have!

We’re very excited to launch DevOps Leadership! This certification course builds on the fundamentals from DevOps Essentials and provides a few extras!

It’s All About Integrated Service Management

The scope of IT Service Management (ITSM) – as we’ve known it for almost 30 years – has been increasing recently.

Not only do we still have the core processes for ITSM, but we also have some related practices and guidance to help us address ITSM in the context of the fast changing business demands we’re all experiencing today. We’re talking Lean & Agile here.

Each of these provides additional approaches and value to help ensure that IT objectives and results are what the business really needs.

But it’s not all about documented practices.