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    Driving DevOps Adoption with Telemetry

    DevOps is a cultural change designed to help software teams become more efficient by making them more self-sufficient. To change culture, we must change the behaviors of the teams. this is easier said than done. Luckily, the extensive automation of builds, tests, deployments, and monitoring afforded by DevOps pipelines provides the framework for measuring team behaviors in ways that were not practical even a few years ago.

    Are your teams exhibiting the kind of day-to-day behaviors that will make them more efficient in this new DevOps-enabled world? To find out, join Dan Petit, Director of DevOps for ServiceMaster, for a deep dive into driving DevOps adoption and cultural change through telemetry. He will present ways to measure and drive DevOps adoption at the team level by leveraging key behavior-driving metrics. Register to hear his May 9 presentation here.

    About Speaker:

    Dan Petit has been deep in the development world for most of his working life, serving as a developer, consultant, architect, and technical leader for a wide-variety of companies in the aerospace, telecommunications, insurance, hospitality, logistics, and service industries. Dan is the director of development operations at ServiceMaster, the leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. Dan and his team have been responsible for ServiceMaster’s DevOps practice and transformation, reducing cycle time of application changes from weeks to hours across dozens of agile development teams. He authored the book Real Visual Basic and numerous technical articles. Reach Dan at dan@danpetit.com.

    New Certification Prep Offerings

    PMI Memphis has enjoyed a partnership with Velociteach for years. They publish the fine Andy Crowe materials we use for our PMP/CAPM prep classes. Through offering these classes at least 3 times a year, we have developed a deep bench of talented volunteer instructors who help us offer our high-quality PMP/CAPM classes at a reasonable price point possible.

    We only have a few members in the Memphis area with their PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practioner) or PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional) credentials so far, yet many of our members are faced with Agile or Risk elements in their work life daily. We are proud to partner with Velociteach to bring external trainers to help us offer bootcamps for PMI-ACP and PMI-RMP.

    Our PMI-ACP class is a 2-day course the covers not only the major components of scrum, but also other agile methodologies as well. It gives the student best practices in Agile concepts. While Velociteach has a 99% pass rate for this training, most people who work in Agile take on any training they can get. For someone who wants an introduction to Agile, this class is good as well. However, in order to apply for the exam, you will need to have 1500 hours on Agile teams in recent years. Go to this link to get the PMI-ACP handbook for more information about the qualifications for the exam.

    The PMI-RMP class is a 3-day course that covers best practices in managing operational and project risk. This training is not only beneficial for people who concentrate on risk as part of their job, but also for project managers who have to manage budget, schedule, scope, quality, or compliance risk tightly in their work place. Go to this link to get the PMI-RMP handbook to get the most current information on the exam qualifications.

    Hard Facts about Soft Skills

    Meet Amy Ware at the PMI Memphis monthly chapter meeting, February 21, at the Crescent Club. She will present the Hard Facts about Soft Skills. Regardless of the industry, soft skills in the workplace are a must. From being a team player, to managing your personal brand, professional behavior is essential in advancing your career. Through this session, you will learn more about what soft skills are, as well as identify how well you are currently using these skills through interactive discussion and assessment. Register Now

    More about Amy

    Amy Ware has served as the Director of Career Services at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, TN since January 2013.  During her first year at CBU, she developed an Academic Internship Program for the entire campus, a Career Planning course for credit, and initiated a complete rebranding campaign for the office.  She previously held the position of Associate Director at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for 8 years.  Amy has also worked as Assistant Director of the Career Center at the University of Georgia, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at ASU Mid-South.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Mississippi and a Master of Science in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from The University of Memphis.

    Amy is actively involved in professional associations, at the state, regional and national levels.  She has served as President of TACE (Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers), and has been on the Board of Directors for SoACE (Southern Association of Colleges and Employers), serving as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion.  She also serves on committees for the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Cooperative Education and Internship Association.



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