Tanzu Talk: Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation, of What is "DevOps Culture"?

December 8, 2020

Creating an innovation-driven culture is difficult and requires deliberate and well managed change to how you operate. Scaling it to a large organization is even harder. You also need the organizational context and norms - the culture - that allows innovate practices and thinking to thrive. Nailing these down, let alone what “culture” even is, can be hard. This talk will define what an innovative culture is and then cover several proven methods for leading culture change. Throughout, we’ll draw from use cases from large organizations that have tackled the challenge of changing to a innovation-driven culture. Free book, The Business Bottleneck: https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/cote/the-business-bottleneck?utm_source=cote&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=tanzutalk Book office hours: https://tanzu.vmware.com/office-hours?utm_source=cote&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=tanzutalk Find out more about VMware Tanzu, including our kubernetes distro: https://tanzu.vmware.com/tanzu?utm_source=cote&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=tanzutalk —— Chapters: 00:00 - Intro. 00:50 - Origin of the culture talk. 01:32 - Slides overview. 02:32 - The Reward - European baking differences. 03:28 - Start of actual talk - agenda. 05:11 - How to draw an owl. 06:10 - My bio. 06:47 - Possible special guests. 07:17 - What’s driving all this? Why care to change? 08:52 - No one actually wants to change. 10:28 - Software failure is still very common. 12:52 - Daimler example. 16:04 - But, what is “culture”? 17:40 - More detailed definitions of “culture.” 18:08 - Culture: how we do things around here. 19:08 - The team’s innovation culture tools - innovation, risk takers, people-centric. 20:51 - The Home Depot example. 23:40 - What management gives the teams. 25:22 - Kitchen example. 28:12 - Leadership changes. 31:09 - Managers must kick-off blameless postmortems. 32:10 - Scaling culture changes, esp. in large organization. 32:29 - Make vision a tool, not (just) a statement. 34:29 - Start small and seed teams. 37:24 - People can change. 40:01 - Culture metrics - measuring culture change. 48:27 - Thanks! ...and further reading. 43:28 - Consulting, internal marketing, branding, conferences. 48:57 - Common Q&A questions. 49:21 - End of presentation. 50:01 - CTA! Book office hours, learn about Tanzu. 51:53 - The Return of Banana Boy.

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