40 min

Mythbusting Agility: Agile, DevOps, and Lean Across Disciplines CTRLPhreaks

    • Management

In this episode, Clarissa & Bill promise to open up new avenues of thought! Agile, Lean, and DevOps – you've probably heard these terms thrown around in software development circles. But what if we told you these methodologies are not confined to the digital realm? Join us as we shatter this age-old myth with our guests, Robin Yeman and Suzette Johnson.
Our daring duo takes us on a rollercoaster ride of their experiences, applying Agile, Lean, and DevOps in areas you'd least expect. They're not just sharing theories; they're bringing you real-life stories of implementing these dynamic practices in places ranging from auditing to operations. This episode is a treasure trove of tales and tips, perfect for anyone skeptical about mentioning 'Agile' outside the IT department.

In this insightful conversation, Robin and Suzette delve into the application of engineering principles to cyber-physical systems and stress the importance of considering constraints in the design process. They talk about the need for multiple planning horizons – a strategy that ensures predictable delivery while allowing the flexibility to adjust scope and resources based on empirical data.

Our guests share their journey in overcoming challenges and achieving success with new working methods. They highlight the importance of aligning on a common language and building internal support, which is essential to any transformation. Plus, they explore the concept of 'crossing the chasm', underscoring the necessity for continuous improvement in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

This episode is not just about changing how you work; it's about a paradigm shift in approaching technology governance and innovation. Let's dive in!

Read the book "Industrial DevOps" - https://itrevolution.com/product/industrial-devops-book/ Follow Robin Yeman on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinyeman/ Follow Dr. Suzette Johnson on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-suzette-johnson-984bb14/

Takeaways
Applying engineering principles to cyber-physical systems involves considering constraints and designing with the end in mind.Multiple horizons of planning are essential for predictable delivery and the ability to adjust scope and resources based on empirical data.Agile, lean, and DevOps principles can be effectively applied beyond software development, including in areas like hardware and manufacturing.Security and auditing need to be integrated early in the agile development process.Overcoming challenges and finding success with new ways of working requires aligning on a common language and building internal support.Crossing the chasm involves building a full product offering and providing evidence of success to gain wider adoption.Continuous improvement and a growth mindset are crucial in an ever-evolving digital landscape.Understanding and integrating constraints from the beginning is crucial for successful system development.Bridging the gap between software and hardware is essential in cyber-physical systems.Continuous improvement and innovation are necessary to keep pace with evolving industry trends.

Chapters
00:01:06 - Episode Introduction00:02:44 - Robin & Suzette Introductions00:04:38 - Discussion on Systems Engineering and Agile Approaches00:07:19 - Industrial DevOps and Cyber-Physical Systems00:11:49 - The Role...

In this episode, Clarissa & Bill promise to open up new avenues of thought! Agile, Lean, and DevOps – you've probably heard these terms thrown around in software development circles. But what if we told you these methodologies are not confined to the digital realm? Join us as we shatter this age-old myth with our guests, Robin Yeman and Suzette Johnson.
Our daring duo takes us on a rollercoaster ride of their experiences, applying Agile, Lean, and DevOps in areas you'd least expect. They're not just sharing theories; they're bringing you real-life stories of implementing these dynamic practices in places ranging from auditing to operations. This episode is a treasure trove of tales and tips, perfect for anyone skeptical about mentioning 'Agile' outside the IT department.

In this insightful conversation, Robin and Suzette delve into the application of engineering principles to cyber-physical systems and stress the importance of considering constraints in the design process. They talk about the need for multiple planning horizons – a strategy that ensures predictable delivery while allowing the flexibility to adjust scope and resources based on empirical data.

Our guests share their journey in overcoming challenges and achieving success with new working methods. They highlight the importance of aligning on a common language and building internal support, which is essential to any transformation. Plus, they explore the concept of 'crossing the chasm', underscoring the necessity for continuous improvement in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

This episode is not just about changing how you work; it's about a paradigm shift in approaching technology governance and innovation. Let's dive in!

Read the book "Industrial DevOps" - https://itrevolution.com/product/industrial-devops-book/ Follow Robin Yeman on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinyeman/ Follow Dr. Suzette Johnson on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-suzette-johnson-984bb14/

Takeaways
Applying engineering principles to cyber-physical systems involves considering constraints and designing with the end in mind.Multiple horizons of planning are essential for predictable delivery and the ability to adjust scope and resources based on empirical data.Agile, lean, and DevOps principles can be effectively applied beyond software development, including in areas like hardware and manufacturing.Security and auditing need to be integrated early in the agile development process.Overcoming challenges and finding success with new ways of working requires aligning on a common language and building internal support.Crossing the chasm involves building a full product offering and providing evidence of success to gain wider adoption.Continuous improvement and a growth mindset are crucial in an ever-evolving digital landscape.Understanding and integrating constraints from the beginning is crucial for successful system development.Bridging the gap between software and hardware is essential in cyber-physical systems.Continuous improvement and innovation are necessary to keep pace with evolving industry trends.

Chapters
00:01:06 - Episode Introduction00:02:44 - Robin & Suzette Introductions00:04:38 - Discussion on Systems Engineering and Agile Approaches00:07:19 - Industrial DevOps and Cyber-Physical Systems00:11:49 - The Role...

40 min