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The event you are looking at is a past event. Check out this upcoming event SATURDAY - DevOps Culture Simulation (with Lego & Chocolate) happening on Sat Feb 09 2019 at 08:30 am at NYC Seminar and Conference Center, Seminar Room C, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, United States

DevOps Culture Simulation (with Lego & Chocolate)

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DevOps Culture Simulation (with Lego & Chocolate)


Unique simulation that makes DevOps topic accessible to all!

Organizations today can no longer afford to deliver new products or new features to their respective markets once a year or even once a quarter.While not everyone can reach the rate of change that Amazon reports, adopting DevOps can help an enterprise significantly shorten their lead time and increase the deployment frequency. All while achieving muchlower change failure rate, higher availability and better security.

The Introduction to DevOps (with Lego and Chocolate) Simulation workshop enables everyone in an organization to gain a solid understanding of foundational principles of the DevOps culture and experience thebenefits of DevOps transformation even before initiating one in their company.

Ideally designed for organizations that are



Evaluating their approach to DevOps transformation



Making their first steps in adopting DevOps practices



Noticing the gaps left by “automation only” approach to DevOps.



This course



Is based on real-life examples from medium to large size organizations



includes the latest findings from the State of DevOps report



delivers key ideas from “The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim



provides gamified experiential learning in a short and effective format



facilitates a number of debriefings to draw parallels between the issues highlighted in the simulation and some of the similar issues the learners may have in their organizations.



The course is designed for a broad audience, enabling participants to gain the insights into the “Why” and the “What” of the DevOps before jumping into the “How”. Through this powerful role-based simulation, participants experience the benefits of cross-training, learn to eliminate silos, adopt systems thinking and practice optimizing the flow of value from business to development and to IT operations.

This unique simulation uses LEGOs, Chocolate, role cards as well as principles of “Training from the Back of the Room” by Sharon Bowman to maximize engagement and enable the shift of the learners’ mindset from reluctant sceptics to supporters and advocates of DevOps culture.

What people say about DevOps with Lego and Chocolate Game:

“Lot's of fun, great energy and group dynamic. Tangible illustration of benefits of DevOps-> CI-> CD” 

"Game got people to realize (via actions) how much value there is in learning about what people in different groups do" 

"Fun, Informative, Interactive - drove home important key real live problems" 



Facilitator Training Option

Are you a coach, a trainer or a change agent on a mission to help your organization embrace DevOps? Are you tired of hitting the wall while trying to explain to people that DevOps is not just Jenkins, AWS and automation? 

Come to this training to add one of the best DevOps culture introduction simulations to your toolkit. Unlike some other games in this space, DevOps with Lego and Chocolate Game can be facilitated in under 3 hours. The game simulates dynamics of a large enterprise and scales well to groups from 12 – 50 people. 

This training includes all the latest game modifications (2018 version) delivered to you by the game creator!

What will you take home with you:

1)    DevOps Simulation Starter Kit 

(Contains all the game components you’ll need to add to your favorite brand of chocolate and your favorite set of plastic bricks)

2)    A deck of Role cards for up to 21 players

3)    A signed copy of Dana’s “Introduction to DevOps with Lego and Chocolate” book

4)    Latest 2018 version of the simulation introduction slides (Power Point)

5)    A printed handout with the content covered in facilitator training



About Introduction to DevOps with LEGO and Chocolate  game:

Inspired by “The Phoenix project” as well as Dana’s hands-on experience (10 years on the Dev side and 2 years on the Ops side). Developed using principles from Game Design, Gamification and Training from the Back of the Room.

Originally created in 2014, the game has been delivered to over 900 people in 15 countries. Facilitators in other countries helped translate it to Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese. Check it out on YouTube 



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