Winning Wars (Literally) With Agile & DevOps
The wars of the future will be fought with software as much as any other weapon. No one knows this better than Chief of Platform at Kessel Run, Adam Furtado.
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The wars of the future will be fought with software and system architecture, as much as any other weapon. That’s why the US armed forces needed to start applying modern software methodologies at scale. The beginning of this incredible digital transformation began in 2017 when the US Air Force started a project called Kessel Run. Leading the project then, and now Chief of Platform of over 400 Kessel Run developers is my guest, Adam Furtado.
Translating engineering to executives is a regular challenge for many of us, but I can almost guarantee translating engineering to military officials is way harder. When he's not explaining why DevOps matters to his higher ups, Adam spends his time scaling Kessel Run operations by building systems of systems. Everything he has learned during his journey from 5 developers to 400+ is not something you want to miss.
In this episode of Dev Interrupted we discuss:
- Effective tactics for translating engineering to non-technical people
- Why having a mission driven culture is critical to success
- How to continue the momentum of early wins for organization success
- When you need to start thinking about metrics and visibility while scaling
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Adam Furtado joined us for a live-chat AmA to talk about the differences between software development in the military vs corporate environments, which metrics he finds most important, and why it's worth the trouble of continuously inflating beach toys. Join the community>>
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