Coté’s upcoming schedule

Michael Coté is presenting at these upcoming events.

London, UK

QCon London

The blinking cursor, or, kubernetes for developers, architects, & other people who aren’t supposed to use it

You’ve got kubernetes up and running, and you’re ready for it to change your life! But, all you see now is a blinking cursor. What do you do now?!

This talk explains what cloud native development is, how kubernetes supports it, and give you a toolkit to start planning for how you’ll use kubernetes to improve the way your organization builds, runs, and manages your software. Drawing on case studies, you’ll get a brief introduction to what kubernetes is from a developer’s perspective and then guidance on how to use kubernetes as the basis for your organization’s development stack.

Large organizations that are managing and modernizing thousands of applications are planning out their new application platform, likely to be used for the next decade. This talk covers how to start planning for that platform:

  1. Understanding what kubernetes does and what you’ll need to add on.
  2. Planning for large scale app modernization, like the 2,000+ apps at AirFrance-KLM.
  3. Meatware re-platforming - to take advantage of your new platform, like The Home Depot & Daimler, you’ll need to change how you work.

After this talk, you’ll have a better idea of what to do next once you’re faced with the blinking cursor.

02 March 2020

Edinburgh, UK

Agile Scotland

Bottlenecks

Still working on the exact content.

See the conference site, and get yourself some tickets, why not?

06 March 2020

Seattle, WA, USA

SpringOne Tour

Managing the change

People and process and BUSINESS VALUE! Come learn how large organizations change their culture and structure to lay the groundwork for improve how they build and run software. You’ll get a toolkit to start putting together your transformation strategy. Large organizations are desperate to become “tech companies.” They drool at these tech companies ability to grow and change quickly. Despite mastering agile over the past 20 years, IT as a whole is too slow and unreliable. “It’s the culture,” everyone says. Changing culture for a team of 10 people is easy - changing a department of 20,000 developers is another challenge entirely. Based on case studies and interviews over the past five years, this session describes how large organizations are getting over that challenge. First, we’ll cover moving from a project to a product mindset and the associated practices. Second, we’ll go over how DevOps and cloud platforms enable that product mindset. Third, you’ll see how leadership and management change to support this new approach. Finally, you’ll get a toolkit of tactics, patterns, and organizational structures that large organizations are using to improve how they do software which leads to improving their business. This talk is based on the book Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly, Feb 2019) and the upcoming The Business Bottleneck.

10 March 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Codemotion Amsterdam

Rethinking enterprise architecture for DevOps, Agile, and cloud native organizations

Current application theory says that all responsibility for software should be pushed down to the actual DevOps-style team writing, delivering, and running the software. This leaves the EA role in the dust, seemingly killing it off. In addition to this being disquieting to EAs out there who have steep mortgage payments and other expensive hobbies, it seems to drop out the original benefits of enterprise architecture, namely oversight of all IT-related activities to make sure things don’t go wrong (e.g., spending, poor tech choices, problematic integration, etc.) and that things, rather, go right.

Michael Coté has spoken with several EA teams over the past few years about the changing nature of how EAs can help in a DevOps- and cloud native-driven culture. You’ll hear their experiences, including what type of EA help is actually needed and helps organizations thrive.

27 May 2020

Berlin, Germany

stackconf

The blinking cursor, or, kubernetes for developers, architects, & other people who aren’t supposed to use it

You’ve got kubernetes up and running, and you’re ready for it to change your life! But, all you see now is a blinking cursor. What do you do now?!

This talk explains what cloud native development is, how kubernetes supports it, and give you a toolkit to start planning for how you’ll use kubernetes to improve the way your organization builds, runs, and manages your software. Drawing on case studies, you’ll get a brief introduction to what kubernetes is from a developer’s perspective and then guidance on how to use kubernetes as the basis for your organization’s development stack.

Large organizations that are managing and modernizing thousands of applications are planning out their new application platform, likely to be used for the next decade. This talk covers how to start planning for that platform:

  1. Understanding what kubernetes does and what you’ll need to add on.
  2. Planning for large scale app modernization, like the 2,000+ apps at AirFrance-KLM.
  3. Meatware re-platforming - to take advantage of your new platform, like The Home Depot & Daimler, you’ll need to change how you work.

After this talk, you’ll have a better idea of what to do next once you’re faced with the blinking cursor.

16 June 2020

London, UK

SpringOne Tour

Managing the change

People and process and BUSINESS VALUE! Come learn how large organizations change their culture and structure to lay the groundwork for improve how they build and run software. You’ll get a toolkit to start putting together your transformation strategy. Large organizations are desperate to become “tech companies.” They drool at these tech companies ability to grow and change quickly. Despite mastering agile over the past 20 years, IT as a whole is too slow and unreliable. “It’s the culture,” everyone says. Changing culture for a team of 10 people is easy - changing a department of 20,000 developers is another challenge entirely. Based on case studies and interviews over the past five years, this session describes how large organizations are getting over that challenge. First, we’ll cover moving from a project to a product mindset and the associated practices. Second, we’ll go over how DevOps and cloud platforms enable that product mindset. Third, you’ll see how leadership and management change to support this new approach. Finally, you’ll get a toolkit of tactics, patterns, and organizational structures that large organizations are using to improve how they do software which leads to improving their business. This talk is based on the book Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly, Feb 2019) and the upcoming The Business Bottleneck.

22 June 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

SpringOne Tour

Managing the change

People and process and BUSINESS VALUE! Come learn how large organizations change their culture and structure to lay the groundwork for improve how they build and run software. You’ll get a toolkit to start putting together your transformation strategy. Large organizations are desperate to become “tech companies.” They drool at these tech companies ability to grow and change quickly. Despite mastering agile over the past 20 years, IT as a whole is too slow and unreliable. “It’s the culture,” everyone says. Changing culture for a team of 10 people is easy - changing a department of 20,000 developers is another challenge entirely. Based on case studies and interviews over the past five years, this session describes how large organizations are getting over that challenge. First, we’ll cover moving from a project to a product mindset and the associated practices. Second, we’ll go over how DevOps and cloud platforms enable that product mindset. Third, you’ll see how leadership and management change to support this new approach. Finally, you’ll get a toolkit of tactics, patterns, and organizational structures that large organizations are using to improve how they do software which leads to improving their business. This talk is based on the book Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly, Feb 2019) and the upcoming The Business Bottleneck.

25 June 2020