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Wednesday, July 13 • 15:00 - 15:40
Fail Fast, Fail Often - Gordon Haff & William Henry, Red Hat

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Software projects were historically managed on a bet the farm model. They succeeded or they failed. And when they failed (as big software projects often did), the consequences were typically dire for, not only organizations as a whole, but for many of the individuals involved. Today, by contrast, many software and the development projects have evolved toward a much more incremental, iterative, and experimental process that takes cues from the open source model which excuses (and even rewards) certain types of failure.

In this session, we’ll discuss how failure can be turned into a positive. This includes the organizational dynamics associated with tolerating uncertain outcomes, the need to define acceptable failure parameters, and the technical means by which experimentation can be automated in ways that amplify the positive while minimizing the effect of negative outcomes. 

Speakers
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Gordon Haff

Technology Evangelist, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Evangelist at Red Hat where he works on emerging technology product strategy; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he tries to keep up with are DevOps, IoT, blockchain... Read More →
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William Henry

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat
William has almost 30 years experience in the software industry. He joined Red Hat in the office of the CTO, in 2008, focusing on emerging technologies and currently works in the Red Hat Portfolio Architectures team focusing on Open Hybrid Cloud, Container technology, DevOps and DevSecOps... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2016 15:00 - 15:40
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