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Results Should be More Fun
Saving the Yak Shaving Enterprises
8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary1...
Delivering Better Business Health
year history
of serving customers
182
Deliver
of all prescription
medicine in
North Amer...
8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary3
In 2011, Mark Andreessen Warned “software is
eating the world...
Legacy environments, platforms and methodologies…
The old way to write software and all its burdens
8/16/2016 McKesson Cor...
8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary5
Dealing with all that Yak takes days, weeks months...
The Yak...
Putting Down the Shears Step Away from the Yak
8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary6
By providing a...
8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary7
It’s About What People Can Do…
Drive the Creativity
Increase ...
You Can’t Go Back
8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary8
“Spring alleviates developers of undifferen...
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Results Should Be More Fun

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SpringOne Platform 2016
Speaker: Andy Zitney; SVP Infrastructure Services, McKesson

Andy Zitney, SVP of Infrastructure Services at McKesson Corporation, talks about how we can go about saving the yak-shaving enterprises. He discusses legacy environments, getting management on board, and how development can be more creative, empowering, and energetic.

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Results Should Be More Fun

  1. 1. Results Should be More Fun Saving the Yak Shaving Enterprises 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary1 Andrew Zitney SVP of Infrastructure Services McKesson Corporation
  2. 2. Delivering Better Business Health year history of serving customers 182 Deliver of all prescription medicine in North America 1/3Operations in more than 20countries $3.1B in operating cash flow Nearly Employees Worldwide 77,ooo #52015 Fortune 500 list $179B In Revenues Operational data reflected as at March 31, 2015. Financial data presented for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.
  3. 3. 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary3 In 2011, Mark Andreessen Warned “software is eating the world” • While company’s like UBER, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Square, Twitter embrace this… • Large enterprises have chosen to ignore the warning, hoping it would go away. • Leaders like Jamie Diamond, CEO of JPMorgan, warned the financial industry that “Silicon Valley is Coming” (even then that was 4 years later, in 2015) • Why is it so difficult for the enterprise to lean into this software- defined world?
  4. 4. Legacy environments, platforms and methodologies… The old way to write software and all its burdens 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary4
  5. 5. 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary5 Dealing with all that Yak takes days, weeks months... The Yak locks Devs in a cycle: • Of low / no value meetings to discuss how to work the Yak • Of low productivity • Of lower quality work • Of unhappy teams This Yak makes even the fun stuff seem burdensome and difficult ...Low Quality Output, Crappy software, Bad Design, Poor UX. In the end, all this delivers ZERO benefits to the Business
  6. 6. Putting Down the Shears Step Away from the Yak 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary6 By providing a Yak Removal Environment / Platform that • is lightweight • Provides Containerization of app config objects • Enables the separation of business logic from systems services • Comes with a simple API for tech-specific exception handling Spring Boot / Spring Cloud
  7. 7. 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary7 It’s About What People Can Do… Drive the Creativity Increase the Productivity Make the difficult Painless Bring the Energy Back! Empower Devs to Write New Software Creating Beautiful Software Products That Delight the Users / Customers …Enable the Fun
  8. 8. You Can’t Go Back 8/16/2016 McKesson Corporation Confidential and Proprietary8 “Spring alleviates developers of undifferentiated heavy lifting. It makes the right thing easy by providing best practices for cloud native applications and continuous delivery—out of the box. It allows devs to focus on delivering business value by minimizing the overhead building production ready apps.” “My team has just started using it, (Spring) and their faces light up like Christmas morning when they understood the implications.” Super fly Cloud Guy with Super new Spring Guy “Spring is a great complement to our tech ecosystem for creating products that provide critical customer support. It removes the blocking and tackling that consume huge amounts of time. We now focus on solving business needs that have an impact in our markets and industry.” –– Opal Perry Disruptor

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