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With Great Power comes Great Responsibilities

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Large organisations will need CTOs to survive the digital revolution.
These CTOs will be former web developers, who know how to get things done on large architectures. Symfony developers will therefore be excellent candidates.

But with great power comes great responsibilities. Here are five important tips to keep in mind:
- stay lean
- be rational
- act as business leaders
- foster teamwork
- know that you know nothing

Good luck in your future responsibilities!

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With Great Power comes Great Responsibilities

  1. 1. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibilities
  2. 2. The Economy is Rocked by the Digital Revolution
  3. 3. THE DIGITAL CHAMPIONS ARE SCARING EXISTING COMPANIES Economical context
  4. 4. BECAUSE TODAY SPEED IS THE KEY Importance of time to market
  5. 5. AND THE DIGITAL LEADERS ARE REALLY REALLY FAST Deployment frequency Deployment frequency in traditional IT departments? Once a month? Leading startups count in hours! • Facebook: 2x / day • Netflix, Etsy: 30x / day • Amazon.com: 300x / hour !
  6. 6. You will be the Future Leaders of the Digital Economy
  7. 7. QUICK REMINDER ABOUT DEVOPS Devops The dev The ops
  8. 8. DEVS WANT SPEED AND THINK SHORT TERM Dev needs I just coded this really cool feature using CouchDB/PouchDB/ Node.js/S3 Let me deploy it now, business wants it online today! The dev The ops
  9. 9. OPS WANT STABILITY AND THINK LONG-TERM Ops needs CouchDB/PouchD B/Node.js/S3??? The dev The ops
  10. 10. WITHOUT TEAMWORK YOU GET A FAILED PROJECT What about Backups? Monitoring? Performances? Security? The dev The ops Documentation? Scalability? Business is not going to be happy…
  11. 11. NOW THINK LARGE SCALE… Large scale Devops
  12. 12. DEVOPS IS BECOMING A TOP MANAGEMENT ISSUE Devops is strategic
  13. 13. LARGE COMPANIES WILL NEED CTOS WHO UNDERSTAND THIS The importance of CTOs CTO
  14. 14. WHO WILL BE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE? CTO job description • Experience in web development • Gets things done • Can structure large projects => Symfony developers!
  15. 15. LARGE COMPANIES WILL NEED YOU The importance of CTOs YOU
  16. 16. Five Tips for your Upcoming Responsibilities
  17. 17. Stay lean (don’t become Java Architects)
  18. 18. GROUPON STARTED WITH A WORDPRESS BLOG! Lean Startup example Do not waste time on complex architecture before testing the business idea Groupon’s first version is a Wordpress blog!
  19. 19. Be rational
  20. 20. THE BURNDOWN CHART : A NEUTRAL AND RATIONAL TOOL Burndow chart example • Expected results set at the beginning of the sprint • Progress measured everyday, compared to expected result • Retrospective to understand and improve
  21. 21. REAL WORLD EXAMPLE OF BEING LATE ONE DAY Burndown chart example « We are late »
  22. 22. NO LIE, NO BLAME: BEING LATE IS A PROBLEM! PDCA • Act on the problem ASAP • Analyse it rationally with the PDCA technique
  23. 23. GO&SEE: TOO MANY USER STORIES “TO VALIDATE” Scrum board picture
  24. 24. NO POLITICS, RATIONAL ACTION IS TAKEN, PROBLEM IS SOLVED Problem solving • Solve the problem • Improve
  25. 25. Act as a Business Leader
  26. 26. BUILD WITH A CLEAR BUSINESS TARGET IN MIND The build-measure-learn cycle
  27. 27. Foster Teamwork
  28. 28. OUR JOBS NEED SMALL HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS The Service Oriented Organisation
  29. 29. OUR JOBS NEED SMALL HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS The Service Oriented Organisation
  30. 30. Know that you know nothing
  31. 31. READ BOOKS • Getting Real • The Lean Startup • The Five dysfunctions of a Team • The Advantage • Scrum en action • The Phoenix Project
  32. 32. THANKS @THEODO
  33. 33. TAKE HOME MESSAGE • You are going to be leaders • Stay lean • Be rational • Act as a business leader • Foster teamwork • Know that you know nothing

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