On the evening of the 2nd October, Ben Parker and Microsoft’s Craig Box delivered a joint presentation titled “From Project to Ops, the Agile* way!” to the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) user group.
Ben is a integral resource on a key Microsoft project for the Queensland Department of Education (QDET), which is now in its operate and run phases. The project has delivered Office 365 to all 1,350 Queensland schools into the while ensuring control and simplicity, a delegated self-service administration portal was created, named the QDET Cloud Service Broker (CSB).
In this session, Ben and Craig shared their journey of building, running and reacting to the complex CSB delivery, and how by embracing DevOps methodologies they are able to provide better Operational outcomes with processes, people and tools. Leveraging this approach the team are able to deliver alongside a service-orientated product, and drive business value faster with less risk.