Henry Been

DevOps & Azure Architect | Microsoft MVP

The art of getting 💩 done

Do you want to call in sick for the half day of Sprint Planning every other week? Do you take every excuse to cancel your pre-refinement meeting with your product owner and simply want to stand up and leave the actual refinement after debating the sizing of a story for 20 minutes? Do you feel that all that sprinting is not working for you?

If that’s the case, this session is for you! Over the last few years, we have seen an explosion in methodologies, frameworks, and ways of working within IT. But is this helping us in getting more sh*t done? Sometimes, but not always. Whenever given the opportunity and the right context, I try to do things differently. In this session, I will share what I dislike about some of the things happening in our industry, and how I have approached things in three different teams over the last few years.

So please join Henry Been in this session where he reflects on ten years of working in software development and the things that have helped him get 💩 done.

Henry Been

Henry Been is an independent architect and developer from The Netherlands. He enjoys working with software development teams to create and deliver software for the Azure cloud. His interests include Azure, Agile, DevOps, software architecture and the design and implementation of testable and maintainable software. Besides his work he is a speaker at international conferences, is the author of two books, and creates online training courses for Pluralsight and A Cloud Guru. For his work in the community, he has been awarded the Microsoft MVP Award since 2019. To follow Henry, you can go to his blog henrybeen.nl or look him up on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrybeen