DevOps and people: Thinking beyond software automation
Almudena Rodriguez Pardo, (PMI - ACP®, PSM®, Kanban Coach®, SAFe® SA) born in Bilbao, Spain, studied computer science at RWTH Aachen and started working for Ericsson 1995. Within her 22 years’ experience in the telecommunication industry, Almudena has been engaged as software developer, quality manager, and market support engineer in several IT projects. For the last years, Almudena was strongly involved in the Agile transformation of the Ericsson ICT Development Center Aachen Eurolab, supporting the DevOps approach in Agile telecommunication projects, where she has gained extensive skills in large-scale Agile transformation. Furthermore, Almudena conducts Agile support and consultancy at Ericsson customers.
A lot has been said about DevOps, about the continuous delivery and automation which DevOps implies, but… have we talked enough about the people involved? The Agile teams participating in the DevOps implementation are the key to success for any DevOps strategy.