"That would never work here." You've likely heard this sentiment (or maybe you've even said it yourself). Good news: change is possible. Donovan Brown explains how Microsoft's Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) went from a three-year waterfall delivery cycle to three-week iterations and open sourced the VSTS task library and the Git Virtual File System.
Meet The Man in the Black Shirt. Donovan Brown is a Principal DevOps
Manager on Microsoft's Cloud Developer Advocacy team. Why is DevOps one
of the hottest topics? Because it hurts the most. Luckily, Donovan's
unofficial tagline is #RubDevOpsOnIt
and he's here to make it all better. Before joining Microsoft, Donovan
spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master.
Developer Tools are his thing. Donovan has traveled the globe helping
companies in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany, and the UK develop
solutions using agile practices, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation
Server in industries as broad as Communications, Health Care, Energy,
and Financial Services. What else keeps the wheels spinning on The Man
in The Black Shirt? Donovan's also an avid programmer, often finding
ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities, one of
which is Professional Air Hockey where he was ranked as high as 11 in