ThoughtWorks to Kick Off Monthly Webinar Series on Continuous Delivery Starting September 21, 2011

Sep 14, 2011, 09:03 ET from ThoughtWorks

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


ThoughtWorks experts on Continuous Delivery, including Jez Humble, Jim Highsmith and Rolf Russell.


Continuous Delivery represents a major breakthrough in the enterprise adoption and scaling of Agile methods beyond small teams and across the organization. ThoughtWorks offers a range of in-person and online resources to help IT organization utilize Continuous Delivery to deliver high quality software faster, more predictably and with less risk. To meet growing demand for practical and useful information on Continuous Delivery, ThoughtWorks will present complimentary, monthly webinars on the various methods and processes to achieve organizational agility.

Introduction To Continuous Delivery, Sept. 15, 2011 – 2 p.m. Eastern

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Rolf Russell, ThoughtWorks' Continuous Delivery practice lead, will kick off the webinar series with an introduction to Continuous Delivery. This talk introduces the principles and practices of Continuous Delivery, and aims to make it possible for an organization to deliver frequently (weekly, daily or even hourly) and confidently. As organizations' Continuous Delivery capabilities mature, they begin to develop code that is always production releasable, with business stakeholders pressing the release button as often as it makes business sense to do so. This webinar will touch on systems thinking, build pipelining, trunk-based development and automation.

Scaling DevOps, Sept. 21, 2011 – 12 p.m., Eastern

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Jez Humble, principal consultant with ThoughtWorks, and co-author of Continuous Delivery, will outline how DevOps can be implemented in large organizations. He will highlight common issues with DevOps adoption, such as managing risk, compliance with regulations and frameworks such as ITIL, and meeting auditing requirements. He will illustrate how DevOps improves the ability of organizations to meet the goals of good governance. He also will provide examples of how DevOps has been implemented within organizations such as Amazon, and how it moved from projects and products to providing infrastructure as a service.

Stop Doing Agile Start Being Agile, Oct. 20, 2011 – 12 p.m. Eastern

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Adaptive leadership is two dimensional: being Agile and doing Agile. Jim Highsmith, Chief Agile Strategist, will explore those activities that an agile leader or executive must "do" and provide insight on how to "be" Agile. The session will explore how adaptive leadership is critical to transforming IT organizations. Leading an Agile enterprise requires understanding agility from a strategic business perspective as well as understanding how practices like Continuous Design and Delivery help create a sustainable environment to create highly responsive and value-driven IT organizations.


For more information on all ThoughtWorks events please visit: ( To arrange an interview with any of the ThoughtWorks Continuous Delivery experts, please contact Christie Denniston at or 303-581-7760.

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