A bit about Target: * Saishou ni Target ni tsuite omoshiroi koto wo shokai shimasu * 8th largest in the world (retail, sekai de hachibanmei no ookii kourikaisha) 350,000 team members (corporate and retail) We have over 1800 brick/mortar stores with a large online presence, which has been rapidly growing Target is the 2nd largest importer in the US with 40 distribution centers. (ryuutsuu) 6 Headquarters 5% profits (rieki) go to community service (chiiki houshi) 56 years of service (Kinzoku nensuu)
A bit about Target: Superstore concept – nandemo urimasu. Online kaimono dandan okikunaru. Message = futsuna seikatsu de yorokobi wo mitsukeru koto. Many stores in Japan only sell certain goods – electronics, food, medicine, etc. are all separate stores We serve a wide variety of guests both online and in-store New and growing initiatives such as drive-up and in-store-pickup
I no naka no kawazu, taikai wo shirazu A frog in a well knows nothing of the great ocean. Look beyond your preconceptions and be open to learning. What you find might surprise you. Thinking outside the box = Hako no soto ni kangaeru. We are not frogs
Engineers deal with a wide variety of challenges on a daily basis: Lots of challenges: process and relationship (kankei). Poor development and operations communication Eigo de setsumei shitai koto. Team de tsuyoi technology ni tsuite iken Imposter Syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect (“the more knowledge you possess, the more you realize you are actually lacking”) Personal conflicts and corporate politics Technical arguments with strong opinions focused more around the tech and less around solving the business need
Six years ago, how long did it take to get (shutoku suru) a web server at Target?
The answer: assuming no problems occurred, 9 months!
Today, it takes 300 seconds!So what changed?
IT Infrastructure used to take far too long. Organization leaders often said they did not have time to fix this so not going to devote time to it. But willing to experiment with a short amount of time. From across different organizations subject experts (Yuushikisha) were gathered and worked on the problem for five days. thought outside the box The results were that 6 weeks of work was able to be completed in 5 days, got a useful tool out of it. The concept of Flash Build was born from this experiment (Jikken).
Talk about the Dojo – began 6 years ago as an Agile and DevOps initiative. Now Target’s interactive learning environment for all things technology!Two types of coaches, 37 total split between 3 campuses: downtown, TNC, and Bangalore. Name comes from Japanese! Same meaning “Place of the Path”. So what is our path?
About Our Path DevOps Agile Process Development Software Development New Technologies Helping Teams Volunteering
Flash Build First offering, experiment. Members: SMEs from various organizations Purpose: Solve a specific (tokutei) business problem (example: server acquisition time) Duration: 3-5 days Sprint: Twice daily
Dojo Challenge Members: Individual Team Purpose: Change how team works together, learn new technologies, begin product development Duration: 6 weeks (30 days) Sprint: Twice weekly
Dojo Workshop (Kenshuukai) Members: Everyone Purpose: Try out agile process or technology Duration: Depends on workshop (1-5 days) Sprint: None Examples: Product, Agile, API Dev, TDD, CI/CD, React, Java, ML, Chaos…
Other offerings External speaking/presenting Helping other companies Volunteering with local schools and neighborhoods
External speaking (DevOpsDays Tokyo) Assisting other companies beginning similar initiatives Volunteerism (Schools, scouting, etc. Propagating technology for underrepresented groups.
Coaches exist to empower teams.
More information is available on dojo.target.com Questions
Target Dojo Introduction (Japanese)
Introduction to the Target Dojo
Michael "Miggs" Migliacio
マイケル ミグラシオ （ミグズ）
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