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Friday, October 21 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
A Look at Looking in the Mirror: Actionable Retrospectives – J. Paul Reed, Release Engineering Approaches

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Asking "how can failure be avoided?" isn't as useful or relevant as focusing on "how does our organization react to failure?" and "how do we create a sustainable, actionable process for describing, exploring, and learning from failure?" We'll examine the current thinking on organizational and technological failure and look at tools and techniques used by other industries (transportation, construction, manufacturing) to conduct their postmortems. We'll also look at cognitive biases that often find their way into a postmortem process and why it's important to be aware of them. We'll finish with an overview of techniques to conduct postmortems, both from a process/skill perspective and from a tooling perspective, to help ensure that the results of your postmortems are incorporated back into the organization's shared knowledge.

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J. Paul Reed

Consultant, Release Engineering Approaches
J. Paul Reed has over fifteen years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such storied companies as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, Symantec, and Salesforce. In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations "Simply Ship. Every time." He's worked across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure to... Read More →

Friday October 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Grand Hall

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